Sponsor a Women in Action member’s small business! 

Support the Women in Action micro-lending program with a donation to their revolving loan Bank.  Help a WIA member help themselves by supporting their small business! Donations to the loan bank allow WIA to take out larger loans and to help the bank support more women.   Below, please find a list of some of the WIA businesses and the amount their loan request.  If you would like to sponsor a WIA member and provide the entire loan amount requested, we will update you on the progress of her business throughout the year.   


Felipe Amador: Fruit Drink Business
 Loan Amount Requested:  $200

felipe-fruit-drinksFelipe Amador is a mother of 4.  She makes fresh, homemade drinks in her home.  She carries them in a basket to one of the large industrial parks and sells them to the clothing factory workers during their breaks and lunch hours.  She is hoping for a microloan of $200 to expand her small business and in order to buy fruit in bulk to increase her profit. 

 

Rosa Flores:

Clothing Business 

Loan Amount Requested: $250
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Rosa is a mother of 4.  She lost her husband a year ago and has been left with only her income to support her children.  She sells clothing and shoes, carrying them around nearby neighborhoods.   Her clothing and shoes business has helped her provide for her family.  

Edda Andrade:  Sewing Business

 Loan amount Requested: $300
edda-sewing-business Edda Andrade is a mother of 5.  She works repairing and designing clothing on her sewing machine.  However, her old machine is falling apart and it does not permit her to do more advanced stitching.  She is hoping for a microloan of $300 purchase a newer, more modern, sewing machine.   

Karen Gonzalez  
Sewing and Jewelry Business 

 Loan Amount Requested:  $250
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Karen repairs clothing, adds zippers and elastics to paints and shorts on her electric sewing machine.  She also buys and sells steel and silver jewelry.  She offers the jewelry to neighbors and also takes to nearby markets to sell.  

Karla Blanco: Fast Food Business 

Loan Amount Requested: $250  
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Karla is hoping for a microloan in order to start a fast food business.  She would like  to replace her makeshift wood stove made from a rubber tire (seen in the picture) with an efficient, wood burning stove built with bricks.  Karla hopes to cook and sell enchiladas, tacos, fried plantains, and grilled meat from her home.

 

Lourdes Mayorga:

Clothing and Shoes

Loan Amount Requested: $200 

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Lourdes, a mother of 3 children, works with her mother selling new clothing, shoes and sandals.  They sell some in their own neighborhood, but also travel to markets and a hospital to sell.  They also sell cleaning liquids and chlorine.  

 

 

 

 

Edda Andrade. Sewing Business
 Requested loan amount, $300
Edda Andrade is a mother of 5.  She works repairing and designing clothing on her sewing machine.  However, her old machine is falling apart and it does not permit her to do more advanced stitching.  She is hoping for a microloan of $200 to purchase a newer, more modern, sewing machine. 
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Felipe Amador. Fruit Drink Business
 Loan Amount Requested:  $200
Felipe Amador is a mother of 4.  She makes fresh, homemade drinks in her home.  She carries them in a basket to one of the large industrial parks and sells them to the clothing factory workers during their breaks and lunch hours.  She is hoping for a microloan of $150 to expand her small business and in order to buy fruit in bulk to increase her profit. 
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Karla Blanco, Fast Food Business 

Loan Amount Requested: $250  

Karla is hoping for a microloan in order to start a fast food business.  She would like  to replace her makeshift wood stove made from a rubber tire (seen in the video) with an efficient, wood burning stove built with bricks.  Karla hopes to cook and sell enchildados, tacas, friend plantians, and grilled meat from her home.