Fuentes Libres is one of our partners in Mexico. This project is located in Oaxaca, the second poorest state in Mexico. Fuentes Libres provides women with affordable micro-loans; these women would otherwise be unable to receive funding from or make payments to other local banks. For more information on this project, click here.
Below is the story of Nereyda, a participant in one of Fuentes’ community savings and loans groups:
My name is Nereyda Vicente Martinez, from the community Olimpo, a poor community close to the dump. I started with Fuentes Libres on the second cycle. I invested the money in my own small business selling Avon and Fuller products by catalog. Especially when we have good sales, I invest more and get more profits. Also my mother and mother-in-law help me sell the products and they earned a small percentage. With this type of project I am able to spend time with my kids and family.
In regards to the Bible studies, I liked them because they have helped me; I was inpatient and had a bad temper. Now I feel different and I am patient, especially with my kids. I pray to God every day to help me to be a wise woman.
Please continue to pray for these women as they work toward financial independence.