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CareLink helps families become self-sustaining through MicroFinance funding, water filter solutions, and health care training and awareness; all in a format that supports local churches and spreads the good news of Jesus. Our local Honduras team of trained pastors, professionals and social workers are connected to local churches are well-equipped to respond to the needs of local families. The CareLink board is comprised of Chicago-area entrepreneurs, Doctors, and other professionals; committed Christians that are dedicated to helping families help themselves.
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Entrepreneurialism Making a Difference in Honduras!

Chinese Food, Anyone?
Well, you might not believe it, but many Hondurans, tired of the typical local food staples of tortillas, beans, and rice, have an occasional craving for Chinese food! This realization was the seed that caused a Honduran woman, Yolani, to dream of someday owning her own restaurant. But where would she find the resources? Through her pastor, Yolani learned of the CareLink Foundation, and met Jeff Hartman, the President of CareLink, during one of his recent trips to Honduras. Inspired by her story, her passion, (and a really thoughtful and well-crafted business plan!) Jeff agreed to provide funding to Yolani with an interest-free micro-finance loan (Approximately $500.) and Yolani was on her way!

Tapping into Honduran’s craving for unique and inexpensive Chinese food, Yolani converted the front of her modest home into a carry-out Chinese restaurant. Yolani’s husband, a construction worker, was intimately familiar with many of the construction sites in and around Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, and was able to tap into the lunchtime needs of construction workers who had taken a liking to the novelty and convenience of Chinese carry-out food. Yolani’s husband would visit construction sites in the early morning, delivering flyers and menus. Then, Yolani would accept “WhatsApp” food orders on her mobile phone, and she and her team would prepare yummy Chinese dishes that her husband would deliver to construction sites on the back of his motor scooter. The result? A woman that has been able to transform the life of her family (and employ two other Honduran’s) through the power of micro-finance capital. Want to learn more about the empowering nature of micro-finance? Click here to learn more or to adopt your own micro-finance business: CareLinkFoundation.org.
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Today we wish our dear friend, and CareLink's Honduras Country Director, Josefina Santos a very Happy Birthday! Josefina is an angel, and her tireless efforts are having a huge and positive impact on our world.
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Carelink Foundation
Celebrate Giving Tuesday with CareLink! It’s not too late to take advantage of our year-end gift matching campaign. A gift today is matched dollar for dollar! Donate today to make a difference in the lives of our world’s desperately poor brothers and sisters. Your gift will relieve the suffering of children through the purchase of water filters, or help a family start a micro-finance business. You can donate on line at CareLinkFoundation.org. Thank you!”
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Our end of the year newsletter is out! Take a look to see all that is happening within the CareLink Foundation!
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Carelink Foundation
Completed an incredibly productive week with our CareLink Team in Honduras. Our Country Director, Josefina, (pictures with me in front of one of our affiliate churches in Tatumbla) is just amazing. EIGHT new micro-businesses funded in one week. Thanks to our generous partners! And yes, sometimes working in Honduras means you have to push your stuck van out of a flooded ditch!

The world can be dark place, and at CareLink, we recognize that believers are called on to be a light to the world.