Evelyn, a twenty-four year old newlywed, is the owner and operator of a small restaurant in the Camito community of Yamasa, Dominican Republic. The traditional Dominican meals and juices Evelyn freshly prepares make her restaurant an important gathering place for the community. Currently, Evelyn is only able to serve dinner but she plans on using her loan to expand her business and serve meals throughout the day.
Evelyn’s expansion plans include the construction of a concrete patio adjacent to her restaurant and the purchase of several benches. Here, she can serve more customers alongside her restaurant. As her business grows, she would like to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evelyn mentions that she would also like to hire several employees. As she discusses her dreams for the future, Evelyn explains that she hopes that her restaurant’s success will help her to attend a university.