Venezuelans, both inside and outside of the country, need our help now more than ever. COVID-19 is a global threat, and we want to support your innovative solutions. Apply now for up to $1.5 million to help protect Venezuelans and their host communities across Latin America and the Caribbean.

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank are partnering for the BetterTogether / JuntosEsMejor Challenge, a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions from Venezuelans, wherever they are, and innovators worldwide to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the migration.

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To learn more about the Challenge and how to apply, review our resources:

For more information or questions, please contact info@juntosesmejorve.org.


The Regional Crisis

We're facing the largest external displacement of people in the Western Hemisphere's history. 1 in 7 Venezuelans have left their homeland, approximately 5 million people who have left behind best friends, family members, and loved ones. In 2017, a majority of the population lost an average of 25 pounds, and 80% of the population did not have a reliable source of food. The outflow of Venezuelans to neighboring countries in Latin America and the Caribbean has had a growing impact on healthcare systems, public services, labor markets, community relations, and infrastructure.


How the Challenge Works

The Challenge will:

  • Elevate Venezuelan voices and ingenuity to answer needs across the regional crisis;
  • Connect Venezuelans, host communities, and the world’s collective genius to develop innovative solutions;
  • Expand networks across communities and countries to promote relationships and collaboration;
  • Fund, test, and scale solutions; and
  • Build a marketplace of tested, market-ready solutions.




Where We Work

All proposed solutions must be implemented in one or more of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, or Venezuela*. (USAID can fund the implementation of solutions inside Venezuela).

This list may change based on the evolving situation.






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The BetterTogether Challenge is a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale forward-thinking solutions from anywhere in the world to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the regional crisis. BetterTogether is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank.

The information provided on this website is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.  The information also cannot be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, its representatives, or member countries.