I have spent almost a full year now, working in Los Pajarillos, and as an organization we have developed a very strong relationship with the community. We walked into the school that morning and written in big letters across the chalkboard was “Bienvendios Norte Americans”
This time the 7-mile treacherous road is the easy part for 12 aspiring community microfinance leaders
…12 members of the Pajarillos community, aged 20-60, with an average of only 3rd grade level of education, all eagerly aspiring to create their own community microfinance bank. Their own “caja rural” microfinance bank can give them the means to finance microenterprise endeavors and pull themselves out of poverty. I can’t describe the excited emotion filling that bus -both within the community members and myself.