Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico

 
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May 9, 2011

April Update Report - Beating the odds

Community Bank members in Comaple
Community Bank members in Comaple

This month, we share with you the testimony of one of our local project facilitators, Brenda. She tells us about “one of the most successful and admirable communities involved in the project”:

“In a rural area, 40 minutes away from the city, accessible by unsafe public transport that runs on a dirt road only twice a day, you will find the community of Comaple, Hidalgo. Comaple is one of the most remote and marginalized communities in Hidalgo; its population lives in extreme poverty, with no resources and very little education. However, I admire this community because of its determination to develop and prosper.

IMIFAP’s workshop formed a community bank, in which 10 members have been consistently saving for over a year now. Despite the low level of education and poor living conditions in Compale, bank members make an enormous daily effort to continue saving money. They hope to start a business selling tortillas and expand their existing business raising pigs by using the resources that members have saved in the community bank. The project has already achieved significant improvements in the community’s development, and participants are eager to continue learning and improving their lives.”

Brenda’s testimony about Comaple is not the only one. We invite you to make a recurring donation today and continue supporting communities like Compale that, with your help, have managed to beat the odds and prosper!

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En esta ocasión le compartimos el testimonio de Brenda, una facilitadora local del proyecto. Nos comenta de “una de las comunidades de más éxito y más admirables del proyecto”:

“En una zona rural muy alejada de la ciudad, a 40 minutos en terracería en un transporte inseguro, lento y que pasa solo dos veces al día, se encuentra la comunidad de Comaple en el estado de Hidalgo. Comaple es una de las comunidades más marginadas de Hidalgo, en donde su población vive en extrema pobreza, sin recursos y con muy poca educación. Sin embargo, me parece una comunidad admirable por la voluntad que han tenido para salir adelante. 

Los habitantes formaron su banco a partir del taller impartido por IMIFAP “Yo quiero, yo puedo”, en el que se formaron 10 socios, y han llevaron un ahorro constante desde hace más de un año. A pesar de su bajo nivel de educación y de las pobres condiciones de vida en las que se encuentran, aún así hacen un esfuerzo enorme por seguir ahorrando. Los socios están pensando en poner su negocio de tortillas y crecer sus negocios de cría de cerdos usando los recursos que están entrando a su banco gracias a la aportación de todos. La gente se ve muy interesada en seguir aprendiendo y han tenido un desarrollo comunitario impresionante.”

El testimonio de Brenda sobre la comunidad de Comaple no es único. ¡Sigamos apoyando a estas comunidades en México que con tu ayuda han logrado superar las adversidades y salir adelante!

Local facilitator Brenda
Local facilitator Brenda
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