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In Costa Rica, pulperías are small grocery stores found in most neighborhoods. Pulperías are very important for the social fabric of the neighborhoods, and usually are run by a family.
Since these are managed by the family group, knowledge about finance, purchasing and business management is usually basic, which leads to problems in inventory management and the liquidity of the grocery store.
According to data from Fundes Latin America, there are around 10,000 grocery stores in Costa Rica, of which 7,000 are part of the Entre Pulperos network, which offers advice and support to strengthen their businesses.


Promote learning of shop management among pulperos.
Strengthen the collaboration among “pulperías” in Costa Rica.

How does it work

The pulperos (shop owners) earn pulpes - PULS- everytime they learn from EntrePulperos app, which is an elearning platform designed by FUNDES Latinoamérica for sharing tips and knowledge to improve the management of the pulperías. They can use those PULS directly on the app shop and to exchange between them.