Participants received a tour of Amextra's microfinance office in Palenque town. Amextra's approach to helping poor residents of Chiapas emphasizes savings, microcredit, and training.
We had lunch in a small restaurant east of Palenque that was started with the help of a small business loan from Amextra. The partner (in the pink blouse) is pictured here with Jorge Perez, Amextra / Palenque microfinance director, program participants and two of her co-workers.
This woman, a recipient of an Amextra microfinance loan, works hard to prepare foods for her customers in the town of Playa Catazaja.