East County News Service
June 10, 2019 (La Mesa) – “We’ve recently read and heard about the number of Hondurans coming to the United States,” says Scott Elam with the La Mesa Rotary Club. “Join us for another perspective to learn about Honduran women who are making great strides to improve the lives of their families and villages through the benefits of micro-financing.”
On Wednesday, June 12 at 12 noon, Carmen Zuñiga Dunlap, Ph.D. will speak at the La Mesa Community Center (4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa) on how micro-loans are helping Honduran women.
The Honduran-based NGO, Adelante, with financial support of the San Diego-based Women’s Empowerment, offers low interest micro-loans for women to open their own, typically home-based businesses such as snack or tortilla shops or clothing re-sale shops.
“You'll be amazed what these women accomplish with the smallest of loans as seed money,” Elam wrote in an article published in the La Mesa Rotary’s newsletter.
Dunlap, who is of Honduran heritage, recently made site visits to Adelante-supported small businesses and homes (as well as a family visit to relatives in Tegucigalpa, the country’s capital). Drawing from her experiences, she will share insights into the lives of Honduran women across the socio-economic spectrum at Wednesday’s Rotary meeting, where guests are welcome.