The private sector is the engine of economic growth. The Netherlands supports local companies in developing countries. We also stimulate Dutch companies to make their expertise available and contribute with innovative solutions to local development. The Netherlands assist companies to grow, while facilitating better conditions for companies to do business and deliver products to markets in a responsible manner. As such, we help to create jobs and enable people to earn their own living. Jobs also contribute to tax income, so governments can take structural measures to eradicate poverty.

This is Ama. She is an entrepreneur and the owner of the Ama fishing company…
…that has grown considerably over the last few years.
Now Ama plans to expand into the European market.
At an international meeting that aims to bring together entrepreneurs in developing countries and advisers, she meets Joris…
…who advises companies like Ama.
Ama has difficulties securing the finance she needs…
when, in order to develop AmaGlobal…
…she really needs a loan.
With a guarantee from the Dutch Government she will be able to receive a loan.                    
The guarantee covers potential risks.         
And Ama will repay the loan in due course.
A logistics specialist from the Dutch fisheries branch shares his know-how and experience with Ama.                                  
In order to realise her international plans, Ama needs to process the fresh fish quickly. For this, she needs a reliable and constant supply of electricity.                                          
This is why the Dutch Government supports the planning, constructing and maintaining of infrastructure…
Assists in updating legislation, and strengthens trade unions and government bodies.
Joris advises Ama on how to draft a business plan.
And Ama and her co-workers receive a training about customs procedures, to learn how they can get their fish to market faster and at lower costs.                           
The Dutch Government supports entrepreneurs in developing countries, like Ama, by helping them to start or grow their business.
Investing in businesses creates new jobs, and generates tax revenues that allow countries to tackle poverty themselves.
A good illustration that business for development works!

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