Micro-Loans for Women in Haiti
About This Mission Project
Overpopulation is a significant problem in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. Many people live without running water or electricity. They struggle to get by.
Madame Jeanne is a Christian who lives in the poorest area of Port-au-Prince. She didn’t finish school and couldn’t find a job or afford medical care. Her children were dismissed from school because she couldn’t pay the tuition.
This project will train Haitian women on how a micro-loan works. Through seminars, they will learn how to choose and manage a small business. These women will become leaders who can train others and follow up on how the micro-loans are working.
- $100 provides a micro-loan for a woman to buy and sell bananas and oranges.
- $250 starts a small business.
- $500 provides loans for three women.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $11,000 in the next year to provide micro-loans to women in Haiti. The purpose of the project is to enable women to choose and manage their own small businesses.
This project will be managed by IM missionary Kihomi Ngwemi, who works with the women in Haiti.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the lives of more than 200 women, men and children who will be better educated and able to feed themselves through self-employment, leading to improved health and hope for the future.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Pray with Kihomi for the women in Haiti who are struggling to raise their children in this difficult economic time.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Haiti/Ngwemi/Micro-loans for Women on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
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A micro-loan helped Madame Jeanne buy chicken, which she cleans, marinades, cooks and sells on the streets of Port-au-Prince to support her family. Thanks to this project, Jeanne’s children are back in school, she is much more self-sufficient and she has also taken in her friend’s daughter to raise.