The challenges facing Salvadoran small and medium companies

In 2009 they will have a huge challenge getting access to financing for long term investment.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

According to, "Because of the low growth expectations for the country's economy and the slowness with which internal investments have been moving, it will make it harder to create adequate packages for small and medium businesses.

"Especially in the last few months of the year there was a contraction in business operations," commented Allan Martel, business developer at the Foundation for the Development of Small and Medium Business (FADEMYPE)."

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