We recently posted this years-old photo to our Instagram account, and it has been generating a little buzz on the photo-sharing platform. Why?
First of all, it's a beautiful shot of the rural landscape in Huancavelica, Peru, taken by our friends at UncorneredMarket.com. In the foreground, a Five Talents staff member walks with two of our local partners.
The photo also communicates a key part of our mission -- to reach the poor in under-served, often rural, communities. In major cities, like Lima, a whole host of microfinance institutions make their services available to local survival business owners. But there are far fewer lenders in rural areas like Huancavelica. Those that do exist often levy exorbitant interest rates. Five Talents seeks to work in these riskier, but more desperate, areas.
As we begin our new fiscal year, we hope you will continue to follow our work and pray for us as we try to reach even more of the under-served poor in the developing world.