Alianzas I: Strategic Alliances for Social Investment

Alianzas leveraged private sector resources to improve health, nutrition, education, and post-disaster reconstruction in Guatemala, engaging national and multi-national companies to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable development.

Alianzas I: Strategic Alliances for Social Investment

This partnership had several key achievements through the formation of 104 individual private sector alliances: providing more than 100,000 scholarships, delivering over 150,000 textbooks, installation of 80 computer labs, training approximately 7,500 teachers, and training more than 5,000 health providers. In addition, more than 350,000 people received reproductive health and family planning informational messages, 26,000 mothers and 22,000 children took part in a maternal/child health program, over 46,000 people gained access to safe water after Tropical Storm Stan, and 7.4 million Guatemalans received vaccines to eradicate measles and rubella. The project surpassed USAID’s target leverage of 2:1 to reach 3:1, demonstrating the private sector’s commitment to improving health and education. Total project investment reached $24.6 million, with USAID putting in $6 million, and partners investing $18.6 million. Following the end of Alianzas in 2010, RTI implemented a follow-up project to run until 2014, continuing the work of the original alliance.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Citi

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Citi is a global bank that has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and...

  • Coca-Cola Company

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio...

  • Fundación Pantaleon

    Guatemala | Staff size: 6-25

    Fundación Pantaleón is a private non-profit organization. It was founded in 1992 on the initiative of Pantaleon Group shareholders to achieve the purpose of the organization to...

Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Guatemala
  • Start Date 2005
  • End Date 2010
  • ValueUSD 24.6 Million