2009 finds Bolivia's political and
economical status precarious. The poorest country in
South America is seeing inflation gobble up the already meager
household incomes resulting in families going hungry. "
The older children understand," says one mother, "but is is hard to
see the little ones cry for want of food."
received a loan to start a bakery. Her son and daughter make a
SWAN is providing
micro-credits for poor women to begin small business to provide for
their families. Courses in business management are given prior
to receiving the small loan, and subsequent training is
given thereafter. It is proving to be liberating for
these women. Hunger and the oppression of poverty is
being overcome through opportunity and hard work.
Micro credit recipients
attend 12 hours of classes before receiving the loan.