Chile leads Latin America in economic growth and market freedom. The country’s robust economy and stable democracy provide a supportive environment for new businesses. More than ever, women are joining the ranks of business owners, contributing to Chile’s steady growth. DreamBuilder enables business women to reach their full potential, who in turn share their knowledge with other women and reinvest in their families and the community.
Freeport-McMoRan operates El Abra mine in Calama, Chile. Deeply committed to building sustainable communities where they operate, Freeport-McMoRan partners with local organizations and government agencies in Chile to support women’s education and their participation in the economy. DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator launched in June 2013. Since then, DreamBuilder graduates have gone applied their new skills and knowledge to expand product lines and markets, increase sales and hire new employees. Participating in the training program, not only changes their lives, but those of the communities where they live and work.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IN CHILE
HILDA TAMAYO ROJAS
“I learned how to position and market myself. No one else sells the cacti I offer. And the program allowed me to make connections with other women entrepreneurs; thanks to these connections, I now supply Alejandra’s flower shop with her cacti!”
MARGOT LOAIZA BUSTAMANTE
“The program taught me important lessons about myself and my business. I never paid myself a salary until DreamBuilder. I learned that failure is only failure when you don’t try again.”
MARÍA VERÓNICA BONDI ETCHEBERRY
“My dream always has been to have my own business to be an independent and self-reliant woman, to be able to support my children and have my own resources. Thanks to this school, I will have the opportunity to learn and manage my business, and better yet, to be my own boss. And in the future, why not hire other women to support my work?”