The poor want to find ways to take charge of their finances and their lives. Lending Promise gives microcredit or very small loans to women who are too poor to qualify for a bank loan, whose household income is about 50 cents per day. With the loans, they can buy resources to start businesses, whether it is animals for a farm, seeds for crops, fabric for handicrafts to training to become a tourist guide. They also provide literacy training and small business counseling to ensure that they have the tools they need to be successful. The womens newfound self sufficiency allows them to carve out a better life for themselves and much better futures for their children. Please call to find out about volunteer options.