The women who are involved in the La Flor microcredit program continue to strengthen their small businesses. They have faced many difficult situations over past few years, but they move forward in supporting their families through their business.
Elba Delgado couldn't imagine what impact the new microcredit program would have or the ways that women would come together to support each other. But over the next decade, it became clear that Women United are women with power.
Several lean years have given way to an historically big harvest with record profits for La Flor's coffee growers, like Donaldo.
In a community full of culture and folklore, Candida and her family are alchemists, transforming mud into beautiful art.
By raising pigs and growing corn made possible by the Microcredit Program, Sonia has become "a woman who has reached her dreams and will reach many more."
Nicolás tends his coffee plantation, focusing on "growing, improving and being better each day."
Geissell uses her microloan to raise livestock both large and tiny.
Our Wine for Water event is coming up soon—register now! Maria gets her first loan, and a remarkable change. Read about it all in our newsletter.
Last November, when a pair of hurricanes hit Chacraseca within two weeks of each other, Nimia’s house was flooded beyond repair. Learn about how her enterprising work is building her new home.
When faced with the prospect of signing for a loan, Maria Cristina Lopez had a problem...
La Flor has a miracle harvest after the hurricanes devasted their crops last year. Ramona has an incredible story of her successful business made possible by microcredit lending. Plus two event announcements and a social media video highlight.
by Elba Delgado, trans. Francis González
Ramona Francisca Manzanares, a resident of Nicaragua’s Miramar community, is a role model for women in JustHope’s microcredit program. However, this 74-year-old widow and mother of eight wasn’t always this confident. In fact, when she received her first $250 loan in 2014, she was so scared that she buried the money.
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What good could a few hundred dollars do? If you were to ask this question of a small business owner in the United States, the answer would probably be a swift “Not much!” We spotlight the Microcredit Program in this month's newsletter.
When JustHope Founder Leslie Penrose and her husband Steve stepped off the plane in Managua, Nicaragua, a few weeks ago, they didn’t know what to expect. Granted, they had been there hundreds of times before over the course of many years, but this time was different. It was the first time they had visited Nicaragua since unrest began back in April.
We partnered with a filmmaker in Nicaragua to highlight what JustHope is doing and who we are impacting. We are making a difference in the lives of people like Yamilet, a farmer and microcredit participant, who remarked: "Three years ago I never hoped to succeed like I do now. Today I feel secure because I have a way to earn."
We will be screening the video at Wine for Water on Oct 1. Check it out on YouTube.