Letter from Founder
Thank you for taking the time to read our first Newsletter!
Open to Grow and our US partner NamasteDirect are proud to provide microcredit (micro-loans) and business education to poor women who own small businesses. Open to Grow is the micro-lending part of this effort.
Our clients are the centre of our work and our job is to help them grow their net profits and improve the quality of life for their families.
We operate in Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Latin America. It has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world and an average education level of Grade 4.
Have a look below at our activities and achievements since we started making loans two years ago. These results have been made possible by the efforts and generosity of hundreds of people – donors, grantors, event supporters, auction item donors, and volunteers. We are continually humbled by your generosity. Together we have helped more than 1,400 women to move out of poverty.
We are now expanding our program. You can help launch hundreds more Guatemalan businesswomen on the road to financial success for them and their families by making a charitable donation now to Open to Grow. We are happy to announce that you can also donate Aeroplan miles to our program.
Thank you very much for your support.
Bob Brown, Founder