Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. 75.8% of Nicaraguans live on less than $2.00 a day...
And the country's poverty most severely affects women and children.
But In 2015, 52 women took the opportunity to open
their own Mercado Fresco micro-franchise.
Their desire is to provide for their children and give them hope for a better future.
Sales from the stores have increased their income from less than $2.00 a day to an average of $7.00 a day.
11 of the 52 women have formed a leadership
committee that connects, supports, and coaches other
women on how to have successful stores.
Our in-country Nicaraguan staff has grown
to 16 employees.
And has offered our women budgeting help,
health screenings, legal services, personal
development planning, and counseling for
individuals and families.
This 2015, we introduced 72 new products, including
nacatamales and roasted chicken.
Because of the Mercado Fresco stores in their
communities, 21,700 children had access to healthy,
Rosa feels like Super Mama now that she is
able to contribute to family needs.
Gloria is now able to provide her children
with proper nutrition and school supplies.
Because Indira is able to earn a reliable income,
she is able to provide much needed medical care
for her children.
Because Jeaneth’s income tripled, she was finally
able to get her son the bike he’s been asking for
Marta is able to provide snacks for 40 kids that
visit her home every Saturday for games and
Leanor is able to travel to rural parts of the
country to advocate for those with even less
than she has.
Esmerelda is starting off 2016 able to pay her debts!
Because of your generosity, 2016 will mean 60
more women will receive the opportunity to work
their way out of poverty
They will receive hands on support from
Supply Hope staff to set up their store.
The Supply Hope team will hang banners, help
pass out flyers to the neighbors, and be present
for the store’s grand opening.
On Kathy’s set-up day, she said, “The store is a
blessing. It allows me to invest in my kids' education,
that’s the first thing I want to do.”
Raquel and Ester have a better future because
their mom is now able to earn a reliable income.
Same with Danny and Angel
And because of
you, so many
other lives will
change in 2016.