Microfinance

History in Ministry

Isabel first heard of the Students International ministry through the father of her children, who worked at the old Jarabacoa base. When the current base property was bought, he and his family were asked to move in and watch over the property. “One night turned into a week,...

God Makes a Way

Fatima Vega, is a woman of faith living in the Benjamin Zeledon community in Nicaragua. She told us her story with a heavy heart. Her husband, Longino, had been imprisoned for a theft that had been committed in the area. Despite video evidence confirming his innocence, he was...

Making Dreams a Reality

Mrs. Maria Elena Jara Villalobos, known as Nenita, has participated in the microfinance site since February 2022 in sewing classes. Her husband passed away in 2021, which caused her to fall into depression and she just wanted to die. Her daughter-in-law Diana told her about SI and told Heydi...

God Found Me

This week’s story comes from Ramona Quezada, a woman who, while living amidst many struggles, stumbled upon the women’s social work and microfinance sites in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. There she found refuge, discovered God’s Word, and was delivered into the joyful and peaceful life God had waiting for...

Changing Lives Un Peso at a Time

This week’s encouraging story comes from Mercedes, a woman that has been a part of the microfinance site for many years. Check out the video below to see how God has used the site to help Mercedes discover her calling. To find out more about the Jarabacoa Micro Finance site...

From Business to Cooking

Today we want to share with you the story of how our Microfinance site leader Gerber Lopez, is going beyond finance to connect with people and spread the Gospel in Guatemala. Microfinance is a site that has different programs in Guatemala, it started by giving loans to small...

Stories of Hope

Today we share with you three testimonies from the Microfinance Site in Nicaragua. We share these with you because they give us hope and remind us that God is constantly working in everyone’s lives. We hope they do that for you too! “The most important ingredient is getting...

Discover a Calling that Transforms Lives

Thanks to your support, ministries like these were able to survive The Year With No Teams. We are now going through summer with almost no teams. The summer is not over yet, and our ministries need your support. Today, learn about what is happening in Jarabacoa thanks to...

Coffee, Bread, and Fellowship

The beginning of 2021 looks much different than in previous years. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from Gerber Lopez, our Microfinance Site leader in Guatemala.  Often our work with Students International...

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...