Ignite Hope in the Heart
of a Woman
Bellia sells clothing and accessories at the market in Saint Louis du Nord in North West Haiti. She has received several loans from World Concern's microcredit program, and she is part of a group of 15 other small business owners, with whom she shares a large loan. The individuals in the group have the opportunity to support and encourage each other. “We meet every Thursday to share ideas and give advice,” says Bellia.
“I use the loans to buy more products and grow my business,” she said.
With the income Bellia earns she is able to provide for her family. She has two children who are both in school. Bellia proudly shared about another important purchase she recently made. “I was able to buy land. I want to build a house on it so I don’t have to pay high rent,” she said.
There are many other vendors at the market, some who are also selling clothing and accessories. When asked how she has stayed competitive over the years she explains, "With my wisdom. I smile and offer a good price." With a smile like this, how can she go wrong?
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