Venezuelan Women Entrepreneur Association (Asociación de Mujeres Emprendedoras de Venezuela - AMEV)

An organization dedicated to creating alliances among women entrepreneurs, provide them business opportunities and promote personal growth and professional development.

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Project Location:


2017: Caracas, Miranda State

2018: La Guaira, Vargas State

2019: Mariche, Miranda State

2020: Online

2021: Hybrid

2022: Hybrid

Bastion: Helping to Help
Photo courtesy of AMEV

After the success of the first project funded thanks to Bastion's brokerage in 2017, the project has remained in Bastion's portfolio and has been continually funded by Bastion's investors.

Bastion: Helping to help
Photo courtesy of AMEV


  1. To train, support and empower entrepreneurial women from impoverished communities to achieve economic independence through business models based on their talents and expertise.
  2. To improve the economic and personal development of the participants and their communities.


30 Venezuelan women entrepreneurs from the Turumo area, in Caracas attended the first edition of this program in 2017.

The second group attending the workshop in 2018 consisted of 25 women entrepreneurs from the Vargas State.

The third group, in 2019, had 20 women from the Mariche city in Miranda State.

The fourth group of 20 women defied the Venezuelan crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully realized the training online. This allowed the participation of migrant Venezuelan women to take part for the first time.

The fifth group, in 2021, fully incorporated the learnings of the pandemic and did the training in a hybrid format.

bastion. Helping to help
Photo courtesy of aMEV

“…aquí con ellas encontré lo que me hacía falta, encontrarme a mí misma, donde me había guardado para un futuro salir de mi escondite y ellas me dieron su apoyo para hacerlo. Su acompañamiento, y su ayuda me dieron la fuerza para cambiar y asumir mi pasión, empoderarme como mujer y como emprendedora... Gracias, gracias AMEV.”

Mariela Ramos - ADDI A.C.


Complying with the agreement brokered by Bastion between the donor and AMEV, the organization delivers quarterly reports and a final report at the end of the project. It will also deliver reports on the women's project two years after the completion of each session in order to evaluate the impact of the donor's investment.

At the same time, Bastion commissions independent reports as part of the services it provides to its donors.

You can find all the reports here.


First agreement: Finished

Second agreement: Finished

Third agreement: Finished

Fourth agreement: Finished

Fifth agreement: Finished

Sixth agreement: ongoing


Caracas: September 2017 to April 2018

Vargas: May 2018 to February 2019

Mariche: May 2019 to December 2019

Online: April 2020 to September 2020

Hybrid: March 2021 to November 2021

Hybrid and online: April 2022 to November 2022


$10,000- $50,000

2017 Fiscal Sponsor: HISCEC Foundation

2018 to 2022 Fiscal Sponsor: American Venezuelan Engagement Foundation


Women Empowerment

 “Gracias a Semillero me descubrí, no sabía que podía hacer todo lo que estoy haciendo. Yo estaba muy escondida y ahora aprendí a aprovechar todas las oportunidades que se me presentan.

Marisol Herrera - “CREACIONES SOLMARY” C.A.

“No veía a Toques Nutritivos como un emprendimiento y mi paso por el Semillero me permitió descubrir que este era unemprendimiento social… Esto lo aprendí en la AMEV”

Mirena González – “A.C. TOQUES NUTRITIVOS”