It all started with an idea shared by 35 women. Since then, through your generous donations and the efforts of others like you, WE will have funded well over 15,000 small business loans for deserving women in Honduras, Mexico, Benin and Ghana. In addition, San Diego’s poor women have been able to start or strengthen over 200 businesses.
Heart and Home
At age 23, Solber had a strong desire to grow her business so she could improve her family’s living situation. Married with one little girl, Solber received a loan from WE’s partner in Honduras, the Adelante Foundation, to put up a small store in the front of her house and sell basic items to neighbors.
In just three loan cycles, her loans grew from $214 to $428, doubling her investment power. With her profits, she plastered the interior of her simple one-bedroom home and installed new roofing. Solber also hopes to cement her dirt floor and improve her kitchen, which is enclosed by metal sheeting and palm branches.