Agros International

Agros exists to see rural poor families in developing nations attain economic self-sufficiency, cultivate a livelihood and pass on to future generations the values and resources that enable them to flourish.
May 5, 2010

Project Update: Economic Independence for Women in Central America

Thank you so much for your continued support of Agros’ Economic Independence for Women in Central America project on GlobalGiving.

To date, generous donors like you have given a remarkable $26,413 in support of this project! That total provides upwards of 220 women with the microloans they have been waiting for to start their small businesses!

We’re pleased to share with you in the attached document another inspiring story outlining how your support really makes a difference. Through the eyes of Maria, a young woman who joined the Women's Community Bank (WCB) in the village of Villa Linda, you'll see how she is benefiting today from one such loan, and the impact it’s had on her life and that of her family.

In addition, we are attaching again for your reference a 2nd document outlining the goals and objectives of the WCB project and specifics detailing exactly how it works within Agros villages.

We welcome any and all feedback you might have about this update. Please let us know if these reports are proving valuable, or if there are other types of information you’d like to receive from us as relates to this project.

Enjoy, and again...mil gracias! Shannon

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May 4, 2010

Villa Linda Winter '10 Update

Friends of Agros,

Thank you so much for your continued support of Agros villages like Villa Linda! This quarter the community is proud to report a successful coffee harvest.

In 2009, the families harvested an average of 1,250 pounds of coffee each, earning a total of $30,340 among the community, or $1,517 per family! This income will enable them to make payments on their land loans. The families will continue to work with agronomists to improve their coffee farms ensuring successful harvests well into the future.

Read more about the village development in the attached Winter update for the Agros village of Villa Linda. Or if you prefer, you may read the report on the village webpage at: http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/VillaLinda.pdf This report measures the success and outcomes of a village's development looking at Community Organization, Land Ownership, Housing and Infrastructure, Community Education and Training, and Sustainable Economic Growth.

Please submit any feedback you might have and let us know if you're finding these reports valuable, or what other kinds of information you might like to receive from us as relates to this project.

Enjoy, and mil gracias!

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May 4, 2010

San Diego de Tenango Winter '10 Update

Friends of Agros,

Thank you so much for your continued support of Agros villages like San Diego de Tenango!

This quarter the leadership in San Diego was successful in completing the process to becoming legally recognized by the municipal government. This means they can now ask government agencies for support in areas like agriculture, education, and social projects that benefit the community. The leadership is also working on revising some of the village bylaws to ensure gender inclusiveness.

Read more about the community's development in the attached Winter update for the Agros village of San Diego de Tenango. If you prefer instead, you can read the report directly from the village page on our site at: http://www.agros.org/ag/villagepdfs/sandiego.pdf This report measures the success and outcomes of a village's development looking at Community Organization, Land Ownership, Housing and Infrastructure, Community Education and Training, and Sustainable Economic Growth.

Please submit any feedback you might have and let us know if you find these reports valuable, or what other kinds of information you might like to receive from us as relates to this project.

Enjoy, and mil gracias!

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