How it works

Our Beginning

The idea was conceived during a November 2013 women's retreat in Guatemala
attended by four representatives from each of these partner presbyteries. Four groups were formed, and
following initial training participants received small loans to start or expand business ventures.

Our Journey

In a short time this project has provided opportunities for new experiences. Solidarity among the groups is being developed, women are becoming leaders or being strengthened in their natural leadership, and women who had never cashed a check or saved are learning financial and business skills.

Our Future

In order to further opportunities for women to grow in self esteem, hope and freedom, the plan is to add workshops on topics such as health, nutrition, family relationships, and the role of women in the Bible and society. The hope and prayer is that this project will eventually expand to other locations within the presbyteries and thereby serve additional women

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Guatemalan Microloan Project
Presbyterian Women
Presbytery of Western North Carolina
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