Small
businesses
change
the world.

When small businesses have access to opportunity they create new jobs and sustainable growth.

How it works
  • Globally, 1 in 10 people
    (or 700 million) live on
    less than $2 a day

  • The fastest way to lift people
    out of poverty
    is by
    creating jobs

  • Small businesses are the
    biggest creators of new
    jobs
    around the world

Our mission is to unleash the transformational power of small businesses by finding, building, and connecting local entrepreneurs with new customers & capital.

Explore our global impact:

Globally, Building Markets has brought visibility to 26,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), assisted them in winning $1.4 billion in new contracts, $21 million in capital, and helped create over 73,500 full-time equivalent jobs.

Afghanistan

“Building Markets provides a bridge between suppliers and buyers and gives companies that use their services a chance to compete.”

Business Owner, Afghanistan - Afghanistan
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Our impact in Afghanistan.

  • 8,302

    Businesses
    Verified

  • $1,086,228,165

    Contracts
    Facilitated

  • 65,000

    Jobs
    Created

Haiti

It is directly due to Building Markets’ efforts that we secured our first contract. After that, we had the leverage we needed to attract other jobs — both from our original partner and other NGOs.

Sasha Blanchet, Director-General of General Maintenance - Haiti
X

Our impact in Haiti.

  • 3,966

    Businesses
    Verified

  • 1,023

    Businesses
    Trained

  • $28,763,865

    Contracts
    Facilitated

Jordan

The creation of our company profile on Building Markets Matchmaking Platform improved our business visibility in a professional and presentable way. We would highly recommend Building Markets training to businesses who want to learn about marketing their products or importing to and exporting from Jordan.

Elham Zeadat, Chairwoman, Bloom Dead Sea Gift Enterprise - Jordan
X

Our impact in Jordan.

  • 335

    Businesses
    Verified

Liberia

Building Markets makes me feel that I have a partner who is interested in our growth, development and improvement.

Daniel Scott, Founder, Scott’s Industrial Construction - Liberia
X

Our impact in Liberia.

  • 4,639

    Businesses
    Verified

  • 1,228

    Businesses
    Trained

  • $92,872,110

    Contracts
    Facilitated

  • 4,382

    Jobs
    Created

Mozambique

Mozambique is a complex operating environment where cultural and economic challenges persist. However, Building Markets has succeeded by carefully assessing needs, adapting its approach when needed, and actively engaging partners and stakeholders.

Edith Gouin, Fomer Senior Development Officer, Southern and Eastern Africa Global Affairs, Canada - Mozambique
X

Our impact in Mozambique.

  • 362

    Businesses
    Verified

  • 255

    Businesses
    Trained

  • $12,504,564

    Contracts
    Facilitated

Myanmar

When I joined Building Markets' program, I realized that a lot was missing from my daily business operations. I’m so grateful that, through training, I learned how to achieve more in the short-term, as well as define and set business goals.

U Myat Thu, Owner of Shae Thot - Myanmar
X

Our impact in Myanmar.

  • 3,215

    Businesses
    Verified

  • 624

    Businesses
    Trained

  • $19.76M

    Contracts
    Facilitated

Timor-Leste

I'm really happy with Building Markets’ assistance. Since listing my business with their service linking buyers to suppliers, I've received many more orders from NGOs and the government.

Marcelo dos Santos, Owner of KIOS Asela - Timor-Leste
X

Our impact in Timor-Leste.

  • 3,090

    Businesses
    Verified

  • $13,594

    Contracts
    Facilitated

  • $20,329,729

    Dollar
    Value Impact

Turkey

Not only has Building Markets opened up opportunities for me, but their training and support has helped me create a clear vision of my business’ potential.

Razan Alatassi, Founder of Salt and Sugar - Turkey
X

Our impact in Turkey.

  • 2,572

    Businesses
    Verified

  • 784

    Businesses
    Trained

  • $16,507,643

    Contracts
    Facilitated

  • 3,081

    Jobs
    Created

Building Markets’ Model

Our teams start by finding and verifying local companies, which includes in-person interviews where we collect hundreds of data points on each small business. This information allows us to bring businesses visibility, build their commercial capacity, and connect them with new opportunities.

Our Model & Impact

Work with us to create jobs & fight poverty

  • Businesses

    We help local entrepreneurs in our network win new business opportunities

    Businesses

    We equip small businesses with the visibility, training, and connections to grow and thrive.

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  • Buyers

    We help buyers diversify their supply chains, source responsibly, and create jobs

    Buyers

    Our unique and reliable supplier data fast-tracks buyer access to local markets and businesses.

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  • Investors & Lenders

    We help investors and banks achieve profit plus social impact

    Investors & Lenders

    Our innovative deal-sourcing methods assist investors and banks in identifying high-impact SMEs

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  • Donors & Partners

    Donors and partners make our work possible - join our efforts to tackle global poverty

    Donors & Partners

    We work with partners and donors to create jobs and sustainable markets where they are needed most.

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