Letter from our Founder
Another year has past. Our second Newsletter is on your screen. Thanks for taking the time to read it.
Three years ago we partnered with US charity NamasteDirect to jointly deliver a unique business development program to help poor women in Guatemala increase their business profits. The program is comprised of small loans, from Open to Grow; group training and one-on-one business mentoring, from Namaste; and a lot of hard work from our clients.
We focus on helping clients increase their business profits. With increased profits, they can through their own efforts improve the quality of their lives (and the lives of family members), and move from poverty towards self-sufficiency.
We operate in Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Latin America. 75% of the population lives below the poverty line. 58% of the population cannot purchase a basic basket of food.
Why support Open to Grow? Take a look below at our achievements over the past three years. We do not do this alone. People are generous to a fault in giving of their time, talent and treasure to our cause. We are grateful to all of our donors, grantors, event supporters, auction item donors, and volunteers.
Thank you for your support. Help us continue this work by making a donation now.
Bob Brown, Founder