Opportunity's Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy, Mark Lutz, traveled to India to meet some of our incredible clients. Over the course of two weeks, he is sharing a few of the stories of the powerful moments he experienced and inspiring people he met. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, and Part 5 here.
I visited one of the members that had taken out 4 sequential loans over the last couple years, ranging from $100 to $150. Theirs were not typical enterprise loans, but for home construction. The husband worked whenever he could as a day laborer. With the economy in their region picking up, and somewhat steady work available, he was making about $40 per week, enough for their family of 4 to live on, plus pay back their construction loans from the savings group.