OPEN TO GROW

CALGARY, Alberta

WHAT WE THINK ABOUT EVERY DAY. Our mission is to help low-income businesswomen in Central America to grow their cash flow, thereby moving from semi-poverty to middle class over time. Our mission will be achieved through the delivery of an integrated business development program (micro-loans from us and business training from NamasteDirect) and the effort each client makes to apply what she learns.

HOW DID OPEN TO GROW HAPPEN? HERE IS WHAT OUR FOUNDER BOB BROWN HAS TO SAY.

I was inspired by the story of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus who saw that low-income people had no access to credit as they lacked collateral. His solution of forming trust groups, with the group being responsible for repaying loans made by it to its members, was to me pure genius.

Following a year studying microcredit and two years volunteering with a charity involved with microcredit, I established ... Read More

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