January 23rd, 2014
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A nonprofit organization in Mexico called Envia is helping women in poverty by providing microloans. Envia founder Carlos Topete told CNN that he was inspired to start the organization by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who pioneered the idea of microloans, small loans for poor borrowers with a zero rate of interest.

The program was launched in 2008 with 12 women and operating with Topete's own money. In three years, it has grown to serve 260 women in five different communities in the valley of Oaxaca. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

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  3. francisco ontiveros

    se me hacen muy buena idea los mico prestamos por que no tienen intereses así la gente que los solicita no se endeuda mas. así el pais pueda que progrese

    February 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm |
  4. Ana M. Villegas Terrazas

    Carlos Topete da apoyo a mujeres con microprestamos, prestamos pequeños pero sin intereses. Empezo en el 2008 con 12 mujeres y depues de 3 años ya ayudaba a 260 mujeres de diferentes comunidades del valle de Oaxaca.. Grandiosa obra que hizo Carlos Topete brindando ayudas a las mujeres. con el solo hecho de haberse inspirado en el Novel Peace Prize (premio Novel de la Paz en 2006)..

    February 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm |
  5. angel arias

    es bueno esto que esta realizando Carlos Topete ya que esta ayudando a gente con necesidades, no están pagando intereses solo la pequeña deuda que tienen. esto es un bien que se realiza a muchas mujeres, y estaría muy bien si mas organizaciones en el país aportaras mas ayudas a gente necesitada así como lo realiza Carlos Topete..

    February 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm |

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