Sponsor a Women in Action member’s small business!
Support the Women in Action micro-lending program with a donation to their revolving loan Bank. Donations to the loan bank allow WIA to take out larger loans and to help the bank support more women. Below, please find a list of some of the WIA members and the loan amount requested. If you sponsor a WIA business by providing the entire loan, we will update you on the progress of the business throughout the year.
Pamela Trujillo, Perfume and Clothing Business, Loan amount requested: $250
Pamela is hoping for a micro loan in order to expand her perfume and clothing business. Pamela sells perfume through a catalog and also sells clothing from her home.
Ana Altamirano, Clothing Business, Loan Amount Requested: $250
Ana Altamirano has a used clothing business that she runs from her home and also online through social media. Her daughter, Marilyn has helped her promote the business through Facebook. They also have a decorating business that the promote on Facebook for decorating for parties and events.
Ana Trujillo, Car Accessories Business, Loan amount requested: $200
Ana Trujillo sells car accessories and other items at the traffic lights in Managua's busy streets. She carries things on her head and walks between the cars while stopped at the traffic lights in order to sell her merchandise.
Hilda sells produce from the La Paz farmers including coffee, moringa oil and leaf powder, hot sauces, and fruit drinks at local farmer's markets. Her sales not only help support her family of two children, but also help increase profits for the farmers. Hilda is hoping for a loan in order to purchase containers and packaging for her fruit juices and hot sauces, baskets for displaying coffee and oil, as well as a professional sign for her table at the market.
Yoselin is studying economics at a boarding school in Granada. She purchases household and basic hygiene supplies in bulk in Managua to sell to fellow students at the boarding school. Yoselin is hoping to expand her small business to include clothing as well as towels, sheets and blankets.
Edda Andrade is a mother of 5. She works repairing and designing clothing on her sewing machine. Through a microloan, she was able to purchase a new machine which allows her to do more advanced stitching. However, a few months ago, her husband had an accident with his horse cart that he uses for work [her husband uses the cart to haul materials for customers of a construction material business]. Edda therefore had to spend much of her time caring for her husband and wasn't able to do much sewing work. Now that her husband has recovered, she is hoping for another loan to buy cloth and other materials in order to catch up on her customer's orders.
Lizeth sells meat, cheese and milk from her home using a used freezer she purchased with a microloan. Recently, however, her freezer has broken down and she is looking for another loan in order to have it repaired.