Pairing Financial Services with Social Services

Earlier this month I wrote about the importance and hardships of pursuing a hygienic living environment for rural Honduran families in Choluteca and how Adelante addresses these needs with health education topics. The importance of maintaining basic hygiene and having access to sanitary shelter for a more dignified life cannot be stressed often enough. Today I would like to address the broader role that both financial and non-financial services play in achieving our mission: to improve the standard of living of the poorest of the poor Honduran women and their families primarily through microfinance and education. – See more at:

Al principio de este mes, escribí acerca de la importancia y las dificultades de buscar un ambiente higiénico para vivir para las familias de áreas rurales en Choluteca, Honduras y también acerca de la estrategia que Adelante ha adoptado para tratar estas necesidades con charlas de salud. Ahora, debemos enfatizar la importancia de mantener una higiene básica y tener acceso a un hogar sanitario para una vida más digna. Hoy, me gustaría abordar el tema del importante papel que juegan los servicios financieros y no-financieros para lograr nuestra misión: mejorar la calidad de vida de las mujeres de escasos recursos y  sus familias a través de las microfinanzas y la educación. – Lea más:


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About Gina C

My interest in Latin America first brought me to Guayaquil, Ecuador for a short term summer program. One year later, I returned for a full semester. I graduated from SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY in May 2012 with a BA degree in International Relations, having also minored in Spanish. My internship experiences while abroad allowed me to gain knowledge regarding the social issues faced by Latin Americans, while other volunteer positions including an ongoing Spanish translation position with Kiva have allowed me to put my Spanish skills to use. My involvement with Kiva as both a lender and translator inspired me to pursue and accept my current position as the International Development Coordinator for Adelante Foundation in Honduras.

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