Microfinance

In Resilience with God's Help

As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from our Microfinance Site in Nicaragua. “We are...

Other Plans

As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from our Microfinance Site in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic....

A Breath of Fresh Air

Much like the rest of the world, Costa Rica has been riding the emotional rollercoaster of COVID-19. Beginning in mid-May, the government started phase two of opening the country. This phase affected small businesses as well as our ministry sites. Many of the women in our Microfinance site are small business owners that have been badly hurt by the COVID-19 restrictions. Ivania is one of those small business owners who attended our Microfinance site for the last seven years.

Double Blessings in Nicaragua

Covid-19 has taken longer to get to Nicaragua, but it is finally here. Factual information is hard to come by here, so we have taken measures to help educate those that we work with...

The Fruit of a Long-Term Investment

Today we’re hearing a story from Nate Slabach, our Vice President of Staff Care.  There is something so inspiring when I witness the positive, life-changing impact of long-term, holistic community development. Several months ago, during a visit to the Dominican Republic, I had the privilege of sitting with Ramona as...

Mi Banquito

The Microfinance site in Nicaragua, named “Mi Banquito,” or “My Little Bank,” is working with 65 women from 3 different communities. This site is led by SI staff member Katia Bracamontes. One of the most amazing things this site has seen, and that God has allowed, is witnessing lives transformed....

Getting to Know... Katia Bracamontes

Hi! My name is Katia Bracamontes. I’m a single mom of two kids. I was born in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya, Nicaragua. What is your role with SI Nicaragua, and how long have you been doing it? I have been called to be a part of S.I....