The lives of many impoverished Salvadoran women hold the same story as an average mother in Centro Hogar: 25 years old, single, raising at least two children, has a 9th grade education and survives by selling products in the market or working in a factory that exploits her dignity. In this reality, oppressors stifle imaginative thought and bind women to the seemingly endless cycle of poverty.
Thankfully, not all women have to endure
such harsh limits forever.
Through Programa Velasco's Community Savings & Lending Group for Women, 13 participants have a unique opportunity to dream what it would be like to own their own small business, further their education or become financially independent. Learn more: Community Savings & Lending Group