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03 Oct
  • By Eve Dolkart
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Welcoming Back Lisa Green: a Heartfelt Reunion after Six Years

Lisa Green is a certified financial planner who specializes in empowering women through credit access, and is one of the founders of our Adelante education program. She worked with us in Honduras to develop lessons, trainings, and best practices from 2003 to 2009. Last week I had the opportunity to meet the spirited, warmhearted Lisa […]

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03 Sep
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Lasting Impressions from Adelante Women

The changes that I’ve witnessed at Adelante since I arrived in 2012 have been astounding: our loan portfolio has diversified to include new products, new zones have been opened, and we’ve continued to strengthen our commitment to social performance. More importantly, I’ve witnessed so many women’s businesses grow and homes evolve; successful clients graduating to […]

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03 Aug
  • By Eve Dolkart
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Creating Her Own Sweet Place in the Job Market

A third of Honduras’ population faces underemployment, materializing in both insufficient job vacancies and underuse of skills. Even for those who have been able to obtain a high school degree, higher skilled labor is unavailable, especially for women. Girls who thrive in the classroom and dream of careers often end up without secure work. One […]

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03 Aug
  • By Eve Dolkart
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Aunt and Niece Team Up to Better Their Business and Themselves

In a small village along the northwest coast of Honduras you can find Waldina, Ana and their nontraditional family striving to improve their lives with both formal and informal education. 20-year-old Ana has always admired her aunt Waldina, who helped care for her since she was very young. Waldina now helps her care for her […]

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09 Mar
  • By Bob Sample
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Perspectives from the Field

A Guest Post by Bob Sample For the past three years, I have been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of the Adelante Foundation, a small but inspiring microfinance institution operating with about 7,000 borrowers in rural and peri-urban Honduras. Adelante was founded in 2000 to combat the devastation of Hurricane Mitch.  Adelante’s initial […]

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25 Jan
  • By Eve Dolkart
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She’s the Boss: Celebrating Honduran Women’s Day with Elena of Adelante

Elena has a laugh so positively joyful that it is impossible not to join in. Her humor and immense spirit has allowed her to improve upon her business skills and provide for her family. Elena began with Adelante in 2009, when she started a small lunch stand near her village’s soccer field. With Adelante funds, […]

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