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21 Mar
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Young Motherhood in Cortés, Honduras

When meeting someone here for the first time, two of the first questions that are typically asked of me are if I’m married and if I have children. Back in New York, I would be shocked to be asked these questions but here in Honduras, it’s more of the norm for a 22 year old […]

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20 Mar
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Product Innovation with a Local Business

Cositas is a small store in El Progreso, Yoro that sells materials and accessories for jewelry making. Just a few blocks from our El Progreso Branch Office and the central plaza, Maria, Lourdes and Jennifer work together to offer products and classes related to the making of jewelry. The three women’s expertise in training and […]

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gabrielmoto
15 Mar
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Happy Three Years to One of Our Best!

This month we would like to introduce you to Gabriel Gomez, our 2012 recipient of the “Best Credit Officer” award. This week marks Gabriel’s third year working with Adelante as a Credit Officer from our La Ceiba Branch Office! He began work on February 14, 2010 and has since impressed all his co-workers here. Oscar […]

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11 Mar
  • By Gina Cappuccitti
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Julieta Castellanos Receives Women of Courage Award

Last Friday, Adelante celebrated International Women’s Day with our female main office staff and a group of ceibeña women looking to become more active in promoting economic empowerment among all Honduran women. While we enjoyed our own productive gathering, Julieta Castellanos was visiting the US to receive a Woman of Courage Award from US Secretary […]

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05 Mar
  • By Hannah Bick
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Hygiene Education in Choluteca: Education Tailored to Our Clients’ Needs

It’s no secret that the world’s poor lack many things. Access to suitable housing, sufficient and nutritious food, clean water, education and security are amongst the most basic of human rights to which much of the world does not have adequate supply. At the heart of this unfortunate picture is an inherent lack of resources […]

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07 Feb
  • By Sophia Anderson
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In the Field with Adelante’s General Manager

I recently visited a rural area outside the city of Choluteca where we are opening a new assembly. Three of our clients from an existing assembly recently moved to this area and currently must walk an hour in the blazing sun just to catch the bus that takes them to their assembly every two weeks. […]

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05 Feb
  • By Hannah Bick
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The Multiplier Effect: Why Investing in Women is the Most Effective Means of Sustainable Development

Between living within a machista Honduran society and working for a women-oriented microfinance institution, I have found myself leaning more and more towards gender-focused theories of development. It is hard not to believe in the transformative nature of women’s empowerment after seeing firsthand the often grim circumstances our female clients have endured, and the incredible […]

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10 Jul
  • By Alex M.
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Agriculture Workshops in Intibuca

In the Western region of Honduras known as the Lenca Corridor, extreme poverty is widespread.  As part of Adelante’s Education Program, women from this area are being offered the opportunity to participate in Product Innovation Workshops  thanks to funding from Women’s Empowerment International. The goal is to provide women with practical knowledge that enables them to develop new sources of […]

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29 Mar
  • By Alex M.
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Business Education in Olanchito

At bi-monthly assembly meetings, Adelante clients receive the support they need to succeed in their micro businesses. A fundamental part of Adelante’s microfinance model is providing borrowers with small business education. Since Adelante works primarily in rural areas, it is not surprising that many clients have never completed primary school. Business education ensures borrowers have […]

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04 Aug
  • By Kendra P.
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A Spotlight on Small Business Education

Did you know that education is an integral part of our loan program? We’re well known for granting short-term loans to rural Honduran women, but part of what makes the Adelante Foundation unique is that we also provide our clients with small business education.   A credit officer presents to an assembly group outside of La […]

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