Total loan: $1,925

Minerva Mirabal 1&2 Group

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Santo Domingo Norte, Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic / Food

Minerva Mirabal 1&2 Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped Meat with which to make bacon and sausage.

Minerva Mirabal 1&2 Group's story

Soraida is the coordinator of her group 'Minerva Mirabal' (named after one of the famed trio of sisters who stood up to Dictator Rafael Trujillo and paid the ultimate price for doing so), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the slums north of the capital Santo Domingo where crime is rampant and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure as a single mother with her 5 children.

Soraida is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling bacon and sausage by purchasing 180 lbs of meat. She will use the profits to invest in her business with the goal of one day owning a corner store that will meet all the needs of the people in her neighborhood. She thanks you all for your support.