We have sponsored more than 2,500 businesses in Ecuador and Nicaragua.

  • Raising Cattle And Pigs Raising Cattle And Pigs Raising a young calf and pig to be sold in six months.
  • Ceramics Ceramics This is a ceramics business run by a young couple in Managua, Nicaraugua
  • Distribution Distribution This micro entrepreneur is selling items ranging from food to pharmaceuticals from her motorcycle.
  • Sewing Sewing Sewing businesses make up a large number of micro businesses we support.
  • Cosmetics Cosmetics Running cosmetic businesses out of their homes has been a very sustainable venture for many ladies.
  • Portable Restaurant Portable Restaurant Smal restaurants on wheels are a micro business that have a high potential for success.
  • Restaurant Restaurant Operating small restuarants out of their homes allow mothers to watch their kids and teach entrepreneurial skills.
  • Glass and Mirror Glass and Mirror A glass and mirror micro buisness in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and Vegetables This is a small micro business selling fruits and vegetables in San Benito (an hour outside of Managua).
  • Avon Avon Avon is the second most popular business we sponsor.
  • Mamma's Pizza Mamma's Pizza Our first and only pizza business!
  • Grocery Store Grocery Store This is a first time borrower who has begun a small grocery store outside of her home in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Seamstress Seamstress A group of women have banded together to open their own sewing shop.
  • Esthetician Esthetician One of our estheticians modeling her fingernails.


80 percent of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day.

22 thousand children die every day for reasons related to poverty.

1 billion people entered the 21st century unable to read or sign their names.


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