Constructive connections in Costa Rica

October 18, 2017
A woman at a construction site.

Madelaine Artavia Sotela

Madelaine Artavia Sotela started her own construction company in 2002 and has since watched it grow, thanks in part to the WEConnect International program.

Alanna Mitchell, Canadian Geographic

WEConnect International matches businesses owned by women with multinational corporations that want to buy more services from women. Madelaine Artavia Sotela of Costa Rica is a prime example of how the initiative can vastly improve women’s livelihoods. 

This article is part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between IDRC and Canadian Geographic.

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