Evertec launches initiative to support Puerto Rico businesses
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico-based transaction processing company Evertec announced Friday the launch of its “Puerto Rico Ponte en Marcha” (Puerto Rico Get Moving) initiative, which focuses on providing technology solutions and support to its commercial customers so they can restart operations and process payments after Hurricane María.
For this effort, Evertec will be investing up to $250,000. In addition, the company will seek the support and contribution of its business partners.
Among the service and support the company and its business partners will offer are:
- Use and/or replacement of point of sale terminals
- New wireless terminals
- Donating up to 1,000 portable telecom equipment for use for at least three months
- Free-of-charge ATH Móvil Business until the end of the year
- Re-allocating staff to focus on helping businesses solve technical and communication issues
“Small and midsize businesses are an important engine of our economy and are facing various challenges, such as lack of telecommunications and access to technology that prevents them from operating. Our main goal behind this initiative is to speed up the start-up of these businesses and support their role in the recovery of Puerto Rico,” said Guillermo Rospigliosi, executive vice president of Products, Marketing and Innovation at Evertec.
Apart from that initiative, other company projects are already active as part of the $1 million contribution previously announced to support the island’s recovery efforts, including support to “Unidos por Puerto Rico–Juntos Cambiamos Trayectorias,” in collaboration with the government of Puerto Rico and other leading companies on the island.
Also, contributions to the “Abrazando a Puerto Rico” (Embracing Puerto Rico) campaign managed by the Banco Popular Foundation, as well as the “Apoya A Toda Hora” (Support at All Times) project, an ATH effort that carried a positive message in social networks about its support to those affected.