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The Pomeroon river can be traced from its mouth in the north of Guyana back to its remote source, deep in the jungle. In its catchment area, a group of local women have been making waves and boosting national pride through their agro-processing business. In this film, commissioned by Partners of the Americas, we meet their former Chairwoman, Vilma, who explains how the Pomeroon Women’s Agro-Processors Association grew from humble roots, operating out of her mother’s house, to scooping second prize against other South American competitors in the 2014 Accenture Regional Entrepreneurship Awards Scheme. Partners of the Americas secured funding from USAID to support small businesses in upscaling their production and processes. Their delicious products, including hot pepper sauce, green and brown seasoning, mango achar and virgin coconut oil, are now sold nationally. Our videographer, Sidney, worked closely with the Guyanese Ministry of Agriculture to create this video, conceived as a success story to inspire other entrepreneurs.
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