Ninety-nine percent of Adelante clients are women.
We actively target women for four reasons.
Women are more likely than men to repay their loans. It is a sound business decision to loan to women.
Women suffer more from poverty. Too often in a household where there is insufficient food, the man will eat what he wants, the children will eat what they can, and the mother will make do with what is left over.
Women spend their profits on their children. As a result of increased family income, children attend school, eat more protein, and receive medicine when necessary.
Adelante clients become educated and empowered, often proving by example to their children that a woman can work, learn, and lead.