One year changing lives in Mexico
Jun 4, 2018
Next month will mark the one year anniversary of partnership between Fundación Paraguaya and the Social Union of Entrepreneurs in Mexico (USEM), an organization that in the last six decades has presided over the social formation of Mexican businessmen, and nowadays works as a Poverty Stoplight Hub . For the USEM team, the last semester of 2017 was a period of intense work in adapting, planning and promoting the Poverty Stoplight..
The USEM has positioned the Poverty Stoplight as a promising tool that seeks to revolutionize the relationship between companies and their most precious asset: their employees. Jose Ramón Barreiro, Executive Director of the USEM CDMX, believes the Poverty Stoplight tool has the potential to humanize and transmit different values in the Mexican business sector. "The great benefits that this tool will bring are that it will be able to put into practice the principles that we are promoting in the USEM: common good, human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity, participation and universal destination of goods," says José Ramón.
To this day, more than 2,200 surveys have been taken in Mexico, a first step to reach the 4,000 surveys that the organization has established as their target for 2018. It is expected that in the coming years this number will grow exponentially due to the scope and prestige of the companies that have joined the movement. This is the case of Gentera, an organization that works for financial inclusion and plans to apply the Poverty Stoplight to its nearly 12,000 employees, followed by its more than three million customers. Other companies that have been working with USEM include Fincomún, Cicasa, Inter Price Logistics, Grupo Valí, Sistemas SS, Marhnos, Solana, Operador y Franquicias del Bajío, El Milagro and Vecinos del Poniente, among others.
The use of the Poverty Stoplight tool is not limited to Mexico City. In fact, this semester the Poverty Stoplight team has begun to work together with different local associations of the USEM in cities such as Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez. "It's amazing how the tool is being publicized on its own; I have not met a single person who does not love the tool and the impact it can have on an entire family," says Nelly Hernández, the Poverty Stoplight Coordinator at USEM.
The plans for the rest of the year include exploring the Mexican social sector and starting to work with the new Poverty Stoplight technology, which will allow a greater reach throughout the country.