CENTRAL AMERICA’S PREMIER CENTER FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Founded in 2010 in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, Alterna is committed to developing the next generation of dynamic social entrepreneurs in Guatemala and beyond. We come from a variety of countries and professional backgrounds, but what we all have in common is the passion for empowering ordinary people to achieve extraordinary social and environmental impact. Our work is focused on three distinct areas, all of which are mutually reinforcing: cultivating local social entrepreneurs, incubating social ventures, and fostering and strengthening the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. See below for additional information about each of these three aspects of our work.