Mission Projects October 4, 2017 Haiti – Micro-Loans for Women
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[world map] Iberoamerica and the Caribbean Haiti push-pin Haiti
Economic Development Economic Development
GoalIM seeks to raise $11,000 in the next year to provide micro-loans to women in Haiti.
SummaryThrough micro-loans and training, this project will enable women in Haiti to open small businesses so that they can support their families.
DescriptionOverpopulation contributes significantly to the poverty problem in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. Many people live without running water or electricity and struggle to obtain basic needs. Madame Jeanne knew these difficulties firsthand. She could not finish school and, as a result, could not find a job or afford medical care. Eventually, because she was unable to pay the school tuition, her children were dismissed from school. This project will provide micro-loans to Haitian women like Jeanne, enabling them to develop and manage their own small businesses. It will also offer them training through seminars on how a micro-loan works and how to choose and manage a small business. These women will have the opportunity to become leaders who can train others in utilizing micro-loans to develop new sources of income.
Suggested Gifts$100 provides a micro-loan for a woman to buy and sell bananas and oranges $250 starts a small business $500 provides loans for three women
Prayer RequestsPray with Kihomi for the women in Haiti who are struggling to raise their children in a difficult economy.