Microcredit (Holistic Community Development)

In August 2010, the Microcredit Program was started with the help of Jack and Pam Callahan from Charleston, SC. The program was designed using the principles of the Grameen Bank, which uses a group based approach where group members are accountable for and to each other. The program started with 5 women and $100.

Some examples of microbusinesses that LAMB participants own are tortilla making, roasting nuts, selling shoes, and making coat hangers. The program strives to serve the whole person and the whole community reaching beyond financial aid to include spiritual and psychological services as well as educational services such as a literacy program.