In many rural areas, poor families cannot afford health care, housing, school fees, food and other basic necessities that are not provided by impoverished or corrupt governments. With little or no access to small business capital, they are unable to generate a viable income.
Giving a loan (often called “microcredit") for families to launch small enterprises has proven to be a successful strategy in earning income. A loan to purchase and raise animals, such as cows, rabbits, sheep, chickens and roosters is the perfect gift for someone who cares deeply about providing opportunity and empowering a family to lift itself out of poverty. Your $50 donation will enable Operation USA to give families throughout the world a small loan to implement lucrative animal husbandry projects. Operation USA partners with four local organizations in Cambodia, Vietnam, Nicaragua and Indonesia to help provide loans, most often to women, ranging from $50 to $500. For example, in Nicaragua, $50 buys 25 chickens and 1 rooster, in Indonesia $50 pays for a food cart for a rural market stall, and in Cambodia $50 buys seeds for a nutritional garden to diversify crops. In addition to loans, our partner organizations conduct training and lend financial and technical assistance.