Three Mothers to Inspire You this Mother’s Day
All over the world, mothers dedicate themselves to provide a better environment for their children to learn, grow and succeed. And FINCA’s clients are no different. This Mother’s Day, meet three mothers who have worked hard to create brighter futures for their children.
Margarette Nivose, Haiti
Margarette had dreamt of a better future for her three children and wanted them to attend school. With FINCA’s assistance, Margarette runs a successful cosmetics business in Aquin. With her growing profits, she was able to purchase a small house in Port-au-Prince for her children so that they could attend a better high school than the one in Aquin. She visited them whenever she had to buy merchandise in Port-au-Prince. Although the 2010 earthquake destroyed Margarette’s house in Port-au-Prince, Margarette has not given up her dream to provide for her children. She works hard every day to build another house for her three teenagers so that they can finish high school and attend a university.
Aminah Nanyombi, Uganda
In Nsambya, a suburb of Uganda’s capital city, 29-year-old Aminah happily balances working at her milk shop and taking care of her four children. Many years ago, Aminah was not able to send her children to school or afford them regular, nutritious meals. Aiming to provide a better life for her children, Aminah invested her first FINCA loan to start a milk selling business at one of the big markets in her town. Today, her children attend a school regularly and her family eats healthily. With the profits from her growing business, Aminah was able to buy two plots of land and build a house for her family.
Vicenta Zaput Palax, Guatemala
Vicenta has seven children and feels proud that her weaving business helps support her children’s education. She heard about FINCA through a neighbor in her village, and along with several others formed a Village Banking group to support her weaving business. Now Vicenta dreams of sending her children to college and opening her own craft store in the future. By saving money and receiving loans from FINCA, Vicenta has been able to purchase more materials and expand her weaving business to give her children a better life.