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The Chiapas ProjectPosted on April 16, 2009
Sloane Powers, daughter of our very own Mara Powers here at Billingsley, tells us why she feels The Chiapas Project does so much for so many.
About The Chiapas Project
Lucy Billingsley founded the organization after meeting Alex Counts, president of Grameen Foundation, and hearing him speak of the power and principles of microfinance. She extensively researched the concept of microfinance and realized it was a viable and proven business solution to poverty. Ms. Billingsley then recruited 30 women to travel to Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest state, to see firsthand the power of microfinance at work. The inspired entourage returned to Dallas and mobilized their forces under the name The Chiapas Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
If you’re involved with Chiapas, we’d love to hear your story!