At Students International, the summer and the students go hand-in-hand. It is a time for meeting new people, a time for sharing what we do during the year with people from other countries and cultures. Along with our students, this summer we have been working on a new project.
Microfinance invests in its associates and associate’s businesses in different ways: we invest money through the micro-loans, we invest time visiting the different communities we serve, we invest spiritually by sharing the Gospel, and we invest emotionally by laughing with those who laugh and crying with those who cry.
This summer has been also a time to invest in our associate’s businesses from a different optic: launching the Microfinance Store, our particular business-lab where our associates can test if their products may be successful in the market.
Some of our associates, such as Emelina, Ramona, Nela, Dania and Mikeila have already used this platform, either to sell their products or to market their services.
As an example, Mikeila’s dream is to open a nail salon in the community where she lives in Matagorda; having the chance to offer her services to the students during this summer might help her to make her dream come true.
It makes us very happy to be able to offer to these women the necessary help to grow their businesses.
If you are interested in knowing more of our work, please go to the Facts and the Microfinance pages for some insight of what Microfinance is about and interesting information of the country where we are.
If you want to join the team, go to the Donate section.
God bless you¡
Alvaro & Raquel