“I don’t have a husband,” says Rosenie Daniel. “Fonkoze is my husband in a way,” she smiles. As a Business Development-level Fonkoze client, Rosenie has access to empowering micro-loans and accompanying development services (e.g., business skills training, one-on-one support and guidance) to grow her small retail food operation.
The relationship Fonkoze has with its clients is very much a partnership that requires commitment from all parties: Fonkoze provides a pathway for women like Rosenie, who lack access to opportunities and a support network needed to break the cycle of poverty and reap the sustainable benefits of their hard work. In turn, Rosenie and thousands of other Fonkoze clients across Haiti have to stay on this viable path by putting in the work, day in and day out, so that one day their children will be able to reach for their dreams. Although being a single mom has been difficult, Rosenie says, “My life has changed so much. I have been able to support the kids on my own with my business.”