THE CAUSE

TESTIMONIALS

SRI LANKA

Name: Dinushika

Business: Cooking

Empowered by a loan of: $152

“I am proud to be a role model for my young daughter.”

Name: Neethangani

Business: Sewing

Empowered by a loan of: $230

“When my husband was sick it was hard to support our family, I can now be the breadwinner for my family.”

GUATEMALA

Name: Dona Carmen

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $210

“With my loan I have the possibility to let my son study and to fix up my house. Now I have the resources.”

Name: Dona Silva

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $275

“I feel independent from my husband with my own income, and I can make decisions that will benefit my entire family.”

Name: Dona Lucia

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $360

“Owning my own business allows me to control my finances, and to make decisions that will improve the well being of my family.”

Name: Dona Manuela Rosa

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $300

“With my credit I could open another business, selling animals and fruit in order to make a little more money.”

Name: Dona Manuela

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $240

“With my loan I can buy more and more materials to grow my business and ensure that I can keep my daughter in school.”

Name: Senora Sebastian

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $430

“The credit has allowed me to make a little more income from my woven fabric so that my children can study and I can improve my house to rent it.”

Name: Dona Vicenta Leon Velasquez

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $385

“Now I have the confidence to dream big for my family - I dream of fixing up my house and of opening a shop next door to sell my textiles.”

Name: Dona Manuela Christina Leon

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $390

“I feel happy to know that I can improve my life, and my children’s futures, all on my own.”

Name: Dona Elena Alvarez

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $410

“My credit has enabled me to make sure all of my grandchildren are healthy and in school.”

Name: Dona Felipa Alvarez

Business: Artisan

Empowered by a loan of: $350

“I was able to invest my profits into growing my business larger, and to start an emergency savings fund for my family.”

COLOMBIA

Name: Delia

Business: Retail Ship Owner

Empowered by a loan of: $270

“My clothing and accessories store has taught me that I have within myself all that I need to be a provider.”

Name: Luz

Business: Restaurant Owner

Empowered by a loan of: $290

“My restaurant has allowed me provide for my family and create jobs for people in my community.”

Name: Rosa

Business: Food Sales

Empowered by a loan of: $250

“Selling my ice treats has made me realize that if I want to accomplish something, I have the confidence to take the first step, even if it is small.”

Name: Sulvana

Business: Clothing Sales

Empowered by a loan of: $300

“Selling clothes has enabled me to take care of my family and provide the education that I never received.”

INDIA

Name: Bama Lakshman

Business: Fabric Painting

Empowered by a loan of: $910

“I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business, and now I feel proud I have done it.”

Name: Padma Devi Sathishkumar

Business: Fabric Painting

Empowered by a loan of: $910

“I am proud to have done this on my own, and to continue to learn and improve my business.”

Name: Pavulina George

Business: Fabric Painting

Empowered by a loan of: $890

“I can send my 3 children to school and ensure that they have a safe and happy home.”

Name: Latha Allimuthu

Business: Poultry Business

Empowered by a loan of: $810

“I can earn more income by starting my own business. Now my children will be able to graduate from school.”

Name: Sasikala Nagarajan

Business: Poultry Farming

Empowered by a loan of: $910

“I feel happy that I was able to create a new future for myself. My business has given me a new found independence.”

Name: Jaibunnisa Sulthan

Business: Poultry Farming

Empowered by a loan of: $910

“I am proud of what I have achieved and look forward to continuing to support my family.”

Name: Kamalam Palanivel

Business: Goat Farming

Empowered by a loan of: $950

“I am proud to repay my loan to help other women who were in a similar position to me before I started my business.”

Name: Dhanam Subramanian

Business: Poultry Farming

Empowered by a loan of: $910

“I am excited to work for myself, and was able to rebuild my roof and floors with my first years profits.”

USA

Name: Danielle

Business: Sustainable Furniture and Lighting

Empowered by a loan of: $13,000

“With my loan I am able to continue growing my business of creating affordable urban gardening technology.”

Name: Katia

Business: Interior Designer

Empowered by a loan of: $25,000

“With the loan, I am able to continue my passion of transforming residences into homes, starting with those who lost theirs to Sandy.”

Name: Jenny

Business: Catering Business

Empowered by a loan of: $15,000

“The loan allows me to keep earning income from by business that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy so I can send my children to college to pursue our American Dream.”

Name: Julie

Business: Veterinarian

Empowered by a loan of: $20,000

“The loans helped me start my dream business and get my business back on its feet after Hurricane Sandy.”

Name: Maribel

Business: Photographer

Empowered by a loan of: $9,000

“You just have to make lemonade out of lemons when life hands you challenges, and my loan has helped me recover from Sandy and support my family.”

Name: Miriam

Business: Tax and Real Estate Agent

Empowered by a loan of: $14,000

“I can now get my business back on track and make a difference in the community, by helping immigrants adjust to their new life in the US.”

Name: Renee

Business: Retail Store Owner

Empowered by a loan of: $11,000

“Without my loan I would not have been able to continue making the women in my community feel unique and beautiful.”