In 2016, we
our reach, thanks
to the generous support from donors like you.
We started the year with 50 stores
and ended with 98!
That means that 48 women like Ana Have
been able to earn an income by being the
These women are investing their income
back into their stores.
They are hiring neighbors to build walls
around their Mercado Fresco stores to keep
them safe and attract customers
With their new
income, they are
buying mattresses for
They are providing more consistent nutrition
to their children.
They are saving to install floors or toilets.
Elvira and some of the other Mercado
Fresco operators are earning up to
which is double, or triple, what they were
making before becoming operators.
In 2016, we saw a 12% increase
in sales per store,
which can be attributed to an increase in
high-demand products at excellent margins.
Our stores now
Now that our woman are making more
money, for the first time ever, they have
the option to save.
So this year we began a savings program,
and 72% of our operators signed up!
Looking forward to
2017, we have over
waiting for the
opportunity to earn
This year we will focus on scaling up to 250
total Mercado Fresco stores in Managua,
and developing a new micro-franchise so we
can continue to create more opportunities
in this city.
We will also begin planning for a launch of
our programs in neighboring countries like
Guatemala and EI Salvador.
Supply Hope is just 5 years old.
Can you believe it?
Thank you for your continued support as we
fight to help all these families looking for a
path out of poverty.