in Latin America
and the Caribbean
Microfinance Partner: Fundacion Paraguaya
Delia runs a masonry business with a microloan from Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner Fundacion Paraguaya. She learned stone masonry from her father, who started the business she now runs. She took out a loan for $1,000 to help her grow the business, which employs eight other community members.
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Microlending Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean
Microfinance Partner: Fonkoze
Benita has been a client of Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partner Fonkoze for many years. She started out as a street vendor and by virtue of hard work, long hours and additional small loans from Fonkoze, Benita was able to build a store in her front yard two years ago. With the help of her children, Benita not only runs the store but also runs a bread and sweet pastries business. Benita uses her profits to buy livestock, a valuable asset she can pass on to her children when they marry.