Celanda has earned and paid back three loans in our program. She started out making and buying cheese to sell. Her customer base and business skills have grown to the point where she is able to run her neighborhood grocery store. This loan will give Celanda the capital to purchase the store and goods where she works.
This typical Dominican store, which you can find in every neighborhood throughout the country, is a vital resource for families who cannot afford to travel to the large grocery stores in town. Celanda can sell fruit and vegetables, meat, refrigerated goods, canned food, beverages, daily hygiene products, and her specialty cheeses at inexpensive prices and in small quantities.
Celanda would be in charge of providing for families in her village in Los Alcarrizos, Santo Domingo as well as caring for her 1-year-old granddaughter. Celanda has paid off her previous three loans with her solidarity group called "Las Empresarias" and can now receive this large individual loan thanks to her proven ability and dedication.
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