The idea is simple: Women start out by taking a small loan and committing to the program's guidelines to improve their family's health, standard of living and education. The better they do in every aspect of their lives, the more money they can borrow.
To succeed in business, you must start with something. Sheer will does not give an aspiring businessperson money to buy supplies. The Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti, Inc. believes in its microloan program. We have seen how women seize the opportunities these loans provide.
Involvement of the local women extends far beyond the money they borrow. The program has an over-seeing committee comprised of women from the community and has been named by them - "Micro Credit et D'epargne Pour les Petites Marchandes de L'ile a Vache"
It's members are:
Micheline Sylvain Cabral - President
Imacula Geneus Joseph - Secretary
Anotine Josette Delva - Treasurer
Lexes Mascary - (Pastor) Counselor
Jean Nestor Destil - (Pastor) Counselor
Solving poverty in the most destitute country in the western hemisphere is not an easy thing to do. But for these women there is hope. They have loans to repay and long days of work ahead of them.