Poverty is often defined as not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter. However, poverty is more, much more than just not having enough money. The World Bank Organization describes poverty in this way:
“Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. Poverty has many faces, changing from place to place and across time, and has been described in many ways. Most often, poverty is a situation people want to escape. So poverty is a call to action — for the poor and the wealthy alike — a call to change the world so that many more may have enough to eat, adequate shelter, access to education and health, protection from violence, and a voice in what happens in their communities.”
Nicaragua is the poorest Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Distribution of income in Nicaragua is one of the most unequal on the globe. Over 2 million Nicaraguans live in poverty. Nearly 50% of all Nicaraguans are either unemployed or underemployed and this poverty most severely affects women and children.
Supply Hope is committed to providing a path out of poverty in Nicaragua through micro-franchising. We are taking the basic principles of business and franchising and using them to serve the under-resourced. Franchisees receive on-going training and follow-up to ensure success. Our desire is to see families equipped and able to earn a reliable income allowing them to meet their basic needs while restoring hope and dignity. We want children to see their parents succeed and believe that they have a hope and a future.
Join us today in this effort to truly make a difference in the lives of families in Nicaragua!
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