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International consulting project

More than ten years promoting the generation of a productive economy in developing regions to improve the livelihoods of local communities.


Esade Alumni Social and Esade SUD join forces on an international project where the Esade community coalesces around a mission: promote sustainable productive economies in developing regions and improve the livelihood of the local populations

TOGETHER is an opportunity for transformation for the communities visited and the volunteers involved.



This project has a twofold impact:

  • Impact on projects and communities: Our Alumni with experience lead on-the-ground consulting projects with the aim of strengthening economic-productive initiatives that generate fair dynamics that do not alienate the people with whom they interact and entail an improvement in the the livelihood of the local populations.
  • Impact on people: Students participate in a training program that fosters the value of solidarity and offers them a unique perspective on the world that enriches their professional careers and their lives.


How does it work?


Our volunteers are:  test

  • Alumni with experience in international companies, family businesses, or entrepreneurs.
  • Experience in developing countries and willing to travel.
  • People with a sense of social responsibility, empathy, and commitment.
  • Decisive, versatile, multidisciplinary, and action-oriented professionals. 
  • Flexible and with a strong ability to adapt.                                                                                                                     

Program goals:

  • Otain positive positive economic results
  • Achieve greater financial sustainability of the social enterprises
  • Support the commercialization of the products
  • Foster cooperation and alliances among producers
  • Empower and train local producers
  • Strengthen the governance of the partner institutions

nuestros proyectos

TOGETHER is more than a project; it is a partnership among alumni, students, and committed organizations.


2021 a 2024

The Valleverde company was created with the purpose of bringing to local markets the vegetables produced by 72 families that work in 224 greenhouses and 28 Family Processing Centers (CPFs) in Bolivia’s highlands. Through the consulting of the Together program, we seek to optimize internal processes in terms of operations, commercialization and finances.


El Huerto

2018 a 2021

Since 2018, the entrepreneur Maria Rosa Chuquima has been committed to inclusion in each step of the value chain. This ambitious agronomist together with her husband founded “El huerto” in order to respond to an unsatisfied demand for vegetable seeds and seedlings for production in the Andean region of Bolivia, and to offer better quality supplies than those found in the market (imported and smuggled). The program allowed the comapny to professionalize, develop a specific strategy to work with the most vulnerable vegetable producers and incorporate women into the company as employees and partners.


Aproman Mizque

2018 a 2020

This is a limited liability company based in Mizque, Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is a peanut cooperative that has a great deal of potential to help small peanut producers boost sales and stabilize their income. The company has one permanent customer in Germany which guarantees the volume of sales. The main problem was related to cashflows due to production times and dependence on intermediaries. The partnership focused on defining the annual cashflow in 2018, improving internal management, and establishing a new sales policy that would include a wholesale channel.


Madre Tierra Amazonia

2018 a 2019

Madre Tierra is a limited liability company whose owners are two associations of small producers. It offers frozen pulp and other derivatives made of açaí and cupoazú, tropical, native and organic fruits with high market demand. They use Agroforestry Systems designed to fight against deforestation and dependence on logging exploitation in the region.

Centro de Estudios de Acción Social (CEAS)

2020 a 2023 - 2023 a 2026

CEAS (Centro de Estudios de Acción Social) is an organization that encompasses different social projects, including cacao cooperatives led by the association Dois Riachões. Specifically, 82 farmers in five settlements, 30 of them women, are already participating in the project, which could potentially benefit another 300 farmers settled in agrarian reform areas. For most of these families, agriculture is their main economic activity. The Together project aims to replace the exclusive production model in southern Bahia with an agro-ecological one led by the families of the settlements and farmers to control the complete production cycle of high-quality cacao and its byproducts.

Suyusama & Canasta verde

2018 a 2021 - 2023 a 2026

Suyusama is a social organization located in Colombia whose main goal is to collaborate with local communities and social and institutional sectors to develop peaceful, sustainable environments based on the solidarity economy, reconciliation, and sustainability that foster a good quality of life and social justice. It was established as a program to coordinate the Jesuit Social Centers in Colombia in February 2004 in an effort to improve their service in the southwest region of the country. It became a foundation in 2014.


2022 a 2025

Techo originated in Costa Rica in 2006 with the name of “Un Techo para mi País” [A Roof for my Country]. The prime purpose of this initiative is to foster community development in the country’s precarious settlements through a variety of projects related to building permanent and emergency housing, food security and electrical lighting, thus promoting social action and bringing visibility to the exclusion of vulnerable populations. Techo Costa Rica had built 1,700 emergency homes throughout the country by 2017. The goal of the solidarity consulting project is to help Techo Costa Rica optimize its processes in order to provide a quicker emergency response.

Yomol A’tel

2013 a 2019 - 2022 a 2025

This is a group of solidarity economy companies comprised of indigenous Tzeltal families from Chiapas and partners who work together for social justice and the defense of their territory generating social property and business efficiency. They produce cacao, jam, and soap. It is an organization that has received the professional support of the Together project for many years. The goal of the consultancy in the Together program is to strengthen its value proposition and offer support in finances so it can open new markets and boost commercialization.


2021 a 2024

Corena is an organization in Senegal that administers the community natural reserve of Boundou, a protected area measuring 120,000 hectares in eastern Senegal with around 9,000 residents. The organization’s mission is to promote local economic development through activities that are respectful of both the environment and the natural resources, such as beekeeping, poultry farming, hydraulic projects, and ecological tourism, among other initiatives. It also promotes women’s empowerment and indirectly the empowerment of the entire community. The goal of the Together project is to work on. The sustainable commercialization of the baobab to ensure additional income for the local women, which has direct repercussions on improving the quality of life of all families and the education of their children.

GIE Experna

2019 a 2020

GIE Experna is a social company created in 2007 that promotes and fosters the role of women in Senegal. The project seeks to generate wealth in a disadvantaged region through agro-forestry work with baobab. Other goals include creating jobs, boosting income, and training in leadership and entrepreneurship, especially women and young harvesters. The consulting of the Together project was done in the small disadvantaged city of Goudiry (Senegal) with the goal of making a strategic diagnosis that will help Experna plan for the future and boost its production capacity.


2017 a 2022

Since 2012, CCAIJO supports rural communities (more than 500 families) in the Ocongate district in Cuzco (Peru) In the production of milk and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in the production of dairy products. The partnership with Esade alumni focused on strengthening the cost control systems, standardizing production processes, designing commercialization strategies, supporting the development of the milk production chain, and improving the CCAIJO teams’ business management skills.


2017 a 2020 - 2022 a 2025

APPROCAP was founded in 2003 in the department of Piura in northern Peru with the mission of strengthening cacao production processes. In the past five years, CIPCA has supported the association in improving its agro-ecological processes and has managed to multiply the dry cacao grain production threefold per hectare. The business consultancy aims to introduce management techniques, improve production and sales performance, expand markets, and provide conceptual support to the organization’s practical experience.

The Together project’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The TOGETHER project works actively to promote these SDG’s:


and it works indirectly on these SDG’s:





ESADE Alumni Social and ESADE SUD collaborate on these projects in developing countries.

To learn more details, we encourage you to watch the following presentation: