Presbytery of Western North Carolina
The Guatemala Microloan Project is an outgrowth of the long term partnership between the PWNC and the presbyteries of Sur Occidente and Suchitepequez in Guatemala. Go here for more information on this partnership.
Presbyterian Women of the PWNC provided the initial funding for the project and have been primary sponsors through prayer, manpower, and financial support.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Presbyterian Women of the PWNC are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The Guatemala Microloan Project was honored to receive a grant from the 2017 Thank Offering given by Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This grant provided the capital to add three new groups in 2018.
North Carolina, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto, CA and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR have become important partners in the Guatemala Microloan Project.
We are very grateful to be working in partnership with ADEHGUA staff, Mildre Castillo and Flor de Maria Quiñonez, who administer the Guatemala Microloan Project.
Mildre brings passion, wisdom, dedication, and over 15 years of experience in microloans to the team.
Flor de Maria, who has university training in the psychology of education, was initially hired to help with the process of formation, but now helps with the microloans as well.
They both understand the lives of women and the challenges they face, and work together to provide the education, training and support needed, treating participants with the utmost compassion, honor and respect.
Thank you to all who support the Guatemala Microloan Project through their interest, prayers, financial support, and words of encouragement.
We are also grateful for the Guatemalan women participants who work hard, persist through difficulties, support and pray for one another, and demonstrate faith and courage. Here are some of their expressions of thanks.