It started with a $100 gift certificate to Kiva.org from my former business coach, Vania Butler. Kiva is a microlending site that loans money to people worldwide, many of whom are unbanked. Over 96% of people repay their Kiva loan, and we get to reinvest in someone else when they do! We choose to lend to women because they are more likely to repay the loan and more likely to invest a higher proportion of their earnings into their families and community.
We loan money to women business owners in the Philippines, Kenya, Ghana, and Mexico because of RaderCo's ties to each country. Loans have covered money for extra inventory to grow a business, purchase livestock and feed, or improve infrastructure. We also lend for human rights and dignity causes like dental surgery and toilets.
Virtual Latinos was started by Jaime Nacach, who employs virtual professionals and assistants from Latin America. They hire only 5% of applicants and have one of the best onboarding processes I've found when hiring a virtual assistant. They are fully bilingual and have one of the lowest ghosting rates (crazy that it's even a statistic!).
RaderCo has had a highly-skilled Virtual Latino assistant help with our marketing while working on her master's degree in Human Resources and Learning and Development.
Learn more about Virtual Latinos by clicking the link below.