Total loan: $1,125

Luz En El Camino 2 Group

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Samaná, Samana, Dominican Republic / Food

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A loan helped To buy ingredients used for cookies, bread and other baked goods.

Luz En El Camino 2 Group's story

Just a few kilometers from Samaná, in the Dominican Republic, Anita H. has made a living selling cake, cookies, candies and other treats from her home to those in her neighborhood. Using the recipes she learned as a child, along with a few of her own, Anita has a corner on the baked goods market in her area. She sells these treats from her house, where she lives with her husband José and their five children. Anita loves her job. She began selling baked goodies because she is good at it and because she considers it to be less complicated than other tasks. She states that she doesn’t want the complications of taking people’s clothes to wash, or other services – she enjoys the simplicity of giving someone a few cookies over the counter in exchange for payment. Anita has exciting goals for the future of her family and her business. She has a passion for wanting her business to continue to grow – and with this being her 6th loan cycle with Esperanza, she has shown commitment to her work. She started out small, and with each loan cycle she has been able to expand her business even more. This has benefitted her family as well. Anita is seeking to build up savings for her children. She will be able to help with any future costs, including university tuition fees. These savings will give Anita the ability to help her family in a greater array of situations that may arise in the future. This is the reason that she is focusing on saving and expanding her business. Anita, pictured here far left, is the leader of this group of women named Luz en el Camino (Light on the Road), and her story is emblematic of the other women in her group. Anita and the rest of Luz en el Camino thank you for your help with this Kiva loan!