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Nicaragua's shoe industry takes steps toward unity, productivity


In spring 2010, with guidance from the Enterprise & Employment project (E&E), 52 industry representatives formed the National Shoe and Leather Chamber, under the banner “Calzado NICA: 100% PURO CUERO” (Nicaraguan Shoes: 100% Genuine Leather).

Meanwhile, E&E has been working closely with a leading manufacturer, Calzado Alex (Alex Shoes) giving strategic guidance to the company, as well as its six major suppliers, including technical assistance to develop cleaner production systems and better administrative and financial management.

E&E also produced organization and inventory control manuals for all seven companies; and trained 25 staff members on Good Business Practices.

Published April 2010