The students were such good sports about chickens that walked freely in and out of their rooms, says Lisa Jones, advising director of BYU’s H.E.L.P. International, about the group’s summer 1999 project. They often lived without showers or flushing toilets, she adds. Plus they had to wait until it rained to wash their clothes because there was no water.
Each microcredit bank established by the students has 20 members, usually women, who draw small loans to help them establish or expand their own businesses
Chicken invasions, dirty clothes, and lack of running water notwithstanding, dedicated volunteers with H.E.L.P. International are, day in and out, found among the poor and disaster-stricken of Latin America, for whom they help provide an economic spark, business training, and good old-fashioned service.Detalles