Self-Help: Women's Micro-credit Loans in Nicaragua

by Self-Help International
Feb 4, 2014

Angelica provides for family

Angelica, far left, holding her daughter.
Angelica, far left, holding her daughter.

Angélica is 23-years-old and lives in Quinta Lidia. She and her husband are the proud parents of a  3-year-old little girl. They are both in the business of raising and selling pigs. The family does not have their own property, so they keep the pigs on Gustavo’s mother’s farm, so the three of them are in the pig business together.

Angélica received her first loan of $50 in April 2012 and paid it back by August of the same year. She used the loan to purchase food for the pigs. In the same month she received her second loan of $75, to be used for the same purpose, and she paid it back in February 2013.

Right now the family is not taking out more loans because Angélica just gave birth to her second child and they didn’t want to have any debts as they are unsure how everything will go. They hope that as soon as her second child gets bigger they can ask for another loan in order to grow their the pig-raising business.

Angélica, her husband and mother-in-law said that the loan given to them has helped a lot in purchasing more food to keep their pigs big and healthy, allowing them to make a better profit.

Because of your generosity, Angélica and other women in Nicaragua are able to purchase the supplies they need to grow their businesses and support their families. Thank you for your support and donations to Self-Help International.

Some of the pigs Angelica
Some of the pigs Angelica's family raises

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Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.selfhelpinternational.org
Project Leader:
Nora Tobin
Executive Director
Waverly, IA United States
$9,700 raised of $11,250 goal
 
36 donations
$1,550 to go
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