maira
13 Oct
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Economic Interdependence in Rural Communities Outside Trujillo

The smell of fresh bread is in the air and Maira is hard at work producing more! Maira makes her freshly baked bread every day for her customers, mainly friends and neighbors from within her own community in the department of Colón. She also runs a small convenience store from her home, as well as renting […]

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carmen
12 Oct
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Fulfilling Dreams of a Better Home and Business

Carmen is a client from the department of Atlántida who bakes bread and pastries for a living, a business that she has had for five years. When I first met Carmen, she shared with me that building a kitchen was her her most sought after goal. With the help of Adelante‘s Home Improvement Loan product, she is now […]

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05 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Adelante Entrepreneur Uses Profits to Improve Her Family’s Living Conditions

Glenis is an Adelante client from a small rural community in Colon. For her assembly’s bi-monthly assembly meetings, Glenis’ house is the meeting spot. She is proud of this house, as she has only just recently finished construction on it. The construction was a work in progress for a couple of years but thanks to […]

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04 Jul
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Erika: One New Client’s Bright Young Daughter

I met Erika during our Jewelry Making Workshop in Intibucáduring October, our most recent offering from our Product Innovation Workshops. At nine years old, Erika was the oldest daughter of a client at the workshop. As the workshop got started, Erika and her mother Rosa sat with the other women who had attended the first […]

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05 Jun
  • By Celso Batíz, Jaime Guerrero and Dirkie Dolmo
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African Heritage Month in Honduras

In Honduras, the month of April has been named the month of African Heritage. The legislative decree 330-2002 calls for the celebration of the diverse character of the African cultures in Honduras. During April, we pay special attention to recognizing the richness of these cultures and their contribution to our national development.  To speak of […]

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11 May
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Innovative Solutions out of Poverty

Last month, Adelante’s Board got a chance to visit a few clients of ours outside of La Ceiba. Not only did they get a glimpse into the lives of our clients, they also got a chance to make a few purchases for themselves! The trip started with a visit to Carmen’shome, where she produces delicious […]

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ada-latrine
15 Apr
  • By Roos Saalbrink
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Integrating Alternative Financial Services for Greater Impact

Earlier this month I wrote about the importance and hardships of pursuing a hygienic living environment for rural Honduran families in Choluteca and how Adelante addresses these needs with health education topics. The importance of maintaining basic hygiene and having access to sanitary shelter for a more dignified life cannot be stressed enough. Today I would […]

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naranjal-boys
09 Apr
  • By Hannah Bick
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Assembly Meetings Offer More than Education

As one of two new Development Interns in Adelante’s La Ceiba Headquarters, I recently ventured out to La Masica, Atlántida for my first field visit. As I observed the educational lessons during the assemblies I was reminded of my favorite childhood book, “It Takes a Village” by Jane Cowen-Fletcher. The story follows a young girl […]

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03 Apr
  • By Nancy Hiester
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First Impressions From the Field

“Unity, discipline, hard work and courage – This is our way of life.”  With this lively introduction to my first Adelante assembly, I realized that despite several years of experience with microfinance and education in Central America, I had much to learn about the Adelante way. Driving on dirt roads and past never-ending rows of […]

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23 Mar
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Holiday Preparations in Intibucá

The twin cities of La Esperanza and Intibucá were already in full holiday swing last week. With many locals, I ended the week at a Christmas event in the main plaza filled with dancing, music and ponche–a delicious pineapple drink served hot to cope with the cold weather.  Paintings from Intibucá, Marcala and Choluteca were […]

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