Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Latin America, Mexico
Gabriela Enrigue 2008 Global Fellow
Develop an integrated method for directing remittances to income-generating projects for impoverished women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Gabriela Enrigue is the founder of Prospera, a for profit social venture that brings together farmers, logistics providers, retailers, universities, and investors to help microenterprises grow and become sustainable sources of employment opportunities. Since 2008, Gabriela has been consulting for the World Bank Group in the Finance and Private Sector Development Division, where she collaborates with the Doing Business project. She has worked in countries including Colombia, Kenya, Indonesia, the Phillippines, and Pakistan to improve commercial regulations and foster entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) growth. She has received the Banamex National Economics Award (2006) and received the Architect of the Future 2009. Ms. Enrigue received her Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy in 2008. She also holds undergraduate degrees in both Economics and Political Science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).