Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Journey to Malacatoya

Recently, Juan Carlos and Joe set off to distribute loans to a group of seven women in the community of Punta de Agua, Malacatoya. Most of the women work in the fields all around the area growing everything from rice to maize. One of our clients Esmeralda also runs a small store and sells raffle tickets to earn her living. Here are a few photos to help tell the story.

 Crossing the river near the community of Punta de Agua.

 It's very flat here! Lots of rice crops in the distance.

 Esmeralda's corner store.

 Esmeralda uses her raffle to augment her income.

The group poses for a picture before we head back to Granada.

Monday, February 2, 2015

One Stop Shop

The sun was out in full force today! On Mondays we split into two teams to tackle the day's goals. Today, we switched things up and headed out as one unit. The extra companionship of the other team helped keep us going in the hot sun. We stepped into the shade of one of our loan recipient's shops to snap a picture or two.

Martha running her corner store.

Martha provides the local community with all the essentials.