Micro-business, economic development and equity – Querétaro, Mexico

The ‘Exitos’ program in Querétaro, Mexico, is building links between buyers and local entrepreneurs to increase production, employment and investment in the city and reduce dependency on welfare. A commercially focused approach to counter the poverty that faces almost 40 per cent of this growing Mexican state capital, the collaboratively managed program enables micro-businesses to become professional suppliers, creating stable household incomes for thousands.