Small Business Support - Critical for Recovery and Reconstruction
During the month of April, Foundation for Puerto Rico together with Centro para Emprendedores and Unidos por Puerto Rico, participated in a discussion of the program FPR created after Hurricane Maria, seeking to support small and medium businesses. In addition to financial support, the 'Small Business Support Program' provided technical assistance for businesses to ensure that they continue operations and keep thriving. As of today, FPR has distributed almost $500,000, impacting 200 businesses in 11 municipalities.
"Foundation for Puerto Rico is aware that it is crucial for non-profit organizations to serve as a link for the people and institutions that want to donate to programs like this one in order to be able to have a meaningful and quick impact in moments of crisis,” said Annie Mayol, president and COO of Foundation for Puerto Rico.
As part of the event, Centro para Emprendedores gave an update on the status of the program, and the general public heard from the owners of Prros Locos, Tako-G and Sorbo’s, who were able to stay open after Hurricane Maria because of the program.
Centro para Emprendedores also received a donation from Unidos por Puerto Rico to continue with the project in other municipalities.