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In developing countries, unemployment and poverty persists because of basic barriers that disconnect entrepreneurs from formal markets. This leaves countries dependent on foreign aid and vulnerable to crises.

You can change this.

Your donation in support of Building Markets will bring capable local entrepreneurs new business opportunities – creating independence, hope, and peace in some of the world’s poorest countries.

For every $1,000 Building Markets receives, it is estimated that approximately three jobs are created and $15,000 is redirected into a local economy. Every dollar donated to Building Markets impacts local entrepreneurs in developing countries.

"Entrepreneurs are responsible for generating 86% of jobs in the developing world.”

Source: The World Bank Development Research Group, 2011