Lighting the Path offers micro finance assistance in special need situations. In impoverished communities there are often shortages in food, medication and other necessities which sometimes leads to special personal needs.
Parents are often desperate and worried about their children having enough food or getting needed medical care, especially when they have no way to meet these needs. The mother in the above picture has twins who were on the brink of starvation when she came to us. We assisted with care for the twins and taught her how to make food products including sugared peanuts. We set her up with cooking equipment and supplies to start her business and also taught her small business methods. She was very successful and was able to make a profit and grow her business by adding multiple products. We are delighted that the family is now thriving.
We have trained individuals and helped them establish a small enterprise when there are specific extreme needs which we are made aware of. Lighting the Path offers the micro finance assistance as a “pay it forward” model where we ask the individuals or groups to eventually set aside money from the profits, if they can, and give seed money in the future to someone in need to start their own small enterprise.