In the Face of Drought, She Harvests the Fruits of Her Labor

In the last few months Honduras has suffered the most severe drought the nation has faced in the last 50 years. Yet, despite these harsh conditions, the women farmers of Adelante are enjoying the fruits of their labor. Through our Agricultural Loan, funds needed for a successful harvest are attainable in small communities throughout Intibucá and La Paz, the poorest rural areas in the Western Highlands. The women here have become better equipped with improved irrigation systems, allowing them to continue to produce despite the lack of rain, and the educational support they receive through Adelante empowers them to improve their crop sales techniques.

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Can Microfinance End Poverty? An Excerpt from a Microfinance Advocate

In a recent RESULTS national conference call, Nicholas Kristof, of the New York Times, opened his comments with the remark that it now appears that microfinance, while helpful, is not transformative. The term stemmed from a recent report published in the American Economic Journal on six recent randomized control trials that purport to demonstrate that micro­finance is not “transformative”. 

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