Committed to reaching the poor.
We remind ourselves of that every day. As part of that commitment, last month we opened our seventh branch, in the Department of San Marcos. San Marcos was chosen because of the large portion of its population that lives in poverty or extreme poverty. We’ve had a satellite office in San Marcos for the past year, and we are thrilled that it is now fully staffed and operational. Pictured below are Rodrigo (Branch Manager) and José Carlos (Facilitator) with a San Marcos client.
This is the first new branch office in more than six years, a reflection of the strength of the Credit and Operations team in Guatemala. Our 2014-2016 Strategic Plan calls for geographic expansion in Guatemala so we can reach more impoverished, rural clients. This new branch will allow us to do that, along with our satellite office in Huehuetenango, which is set to become a fully staffed branch next year. To read more about our expansion in Guatemala, take a moment to read our newly published 2014 Annual Report. Thanks for your support as we follow through on our commitment to reaching the poor and seeing empowered women eliminate poverty.