The Challenge is now closed! We are no longer accepting applications. If you submitted an application by the deadline, please note we are in the process of reviewing. Any decision will be communicated to you via email.
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MEET THE WINNERS

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank partnered to create 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.

To learn more about the Challenge, 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, more than 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 Worked

The Challenge is:

  • ElevatingVenezuelan voices and ingenuity to answer needs across the regional crisis;
  • ConnectingVenezuelans, host communities, and the world’s collective genius to develop innovative solutions;
  • Expandingnetworks across communities and countries to promote relationships and collaboration;
  • Funding, testing, and scalingsolutions; and
  • Buildinga marketplace of tested, market-ready solutions.




Where We Work

All proposed solutions are being implemented in one or more of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, or Venezuela*.

*USAID funds the implementation of solutions inside Venezuela.







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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.