Investours Announces Partnership with American School of Puerto Vallarta
Published Apr 27, 2011, 12:01pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 6:57pm)
Investours is proud to announce its partnership with the American School of Puerto Vallarta. Thanks to this partnership, Investours will begin running tours from Puerto Vallarta in early May 2011. An investour allows participants to improve the economic condition of hardworking, low-income Mexican families through micro-finance; the micro-loan funded by a tour will help improve the lives of the entrepreneur and fellow community members.
Founded in 2008, Investours works at the intersection of microfinance and socially responsible tourism by organizing "investours." During an investour, investourists visit small communities, meet entrepreneurs, and listen to their business ideas. In the Bahía de Banderas region, these entrepreneurs are clients of ¡Sé Más! (Be More!), PEACE's microfinance lending program.
In addition to their upcoming May 4th investour, tours will continue throughout spring 2011 on Wednesday afternoons. At the end of the tour, investourists decide which entrepreneur will receive an interest-free micro-loan, and 100% of the tour group's fees go to the entrepreneur of the investourists' choice. Afterwards, investour alumni can track the loan online.
Investours’ debut tour in the Bahia was on December 13, 2010. Since then, Investours has run 9 tours, issued 9 interest-free loans to local entrepreneurs, and educated 45 investourists about the power of microfinance.