Through tax-deductible donations, our funds provide private capital for grants and loans for young Hondurans, especially women, to start businesses. Recipients also can access business skills support through community investment groups of local mentors and coaches.
Once loan recipients repay their no-interest loans to the shared equity fund, a local community investment group underwrites new projects that meet The Coffee Can Group funding criteria. Thus our initial investments continue building enterprise and hope as loans are being repaid and re-invested.
When a target community reaches sustainable levels of revolving funds, we identify new communities for investments.