Support Cuban Entrepreneurs
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- About UsCuba Emprende FoundationThe CEF is a US-based 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports the Catholic Church of Cuba's Proyecto Cuba Emprende by raising money from private donations and providing advisory support. The organization has been licensed by OFAC and is funded solely by individuals and foundations; CEF does not accept funds from any government, including the US.
- Who We SupportProyecto Cuba Emprende
Proyecto Cuba Emprende (PCE) is a project of the Catholic Church of Cuba. Its mission is to offer training and advisory services to Cuban entrepreneurs who wish to start or improve a small business in order to contribute to the development of an entrepreneurial culture, social progress and to improve the quality of their lives.
PCE replicates the extremely successful model developed over decades by Mexican non-for-profit organization Fundación ProEmpleo. PCE operates from of the Centro Cultural Padre Felix Varela in Havana, from the Archdiocese of Camagüey and from the Archdiocese of Cienfuegos. The program provides current and aspiring entrepreneurs with eighty hours of classroom instruction in the areas of human development, marketing & management, finance & accounting, and sales & customer service.
Graduates of the 80 hour workshop are offered continuing advisory services if they complete an approved business plan, either to launch a new, viable business or to accelerate an existing business through the project's Incubator or Center for Business Development programs, respectively. By yearend 2020, PCE will have graduated over 6,000 entrepreneurs and supported the launch or acceleration of over 4,000 businesses.
The project does not offer any funding or investment to students or graduates.
"With the vision I now have everything is different. It has been very comforting for the average Cuban to gain access to knowledge that wasn't available anywhere else. Thank you for your support"
- Ania Gonzalez-Mora
Graduate of PCE Camagüey
"A spectacular faculty gave their all to make us feel really comfortable and helped us learn, and discover ourselves and gave us the tools to move forward."-Mercedes Ibírico RuyolGraduate of PCE Havana
"Without this workshop, Cuba can't change. This is different, it has nothing to do with what we have witnessed in recent years...in the last 50 years. It's another story and I think everyone, all Cubans should take this course."
-Pedro Rodriguez Diaz
Graduate of PCE Havana
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