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Total loan: $2,350

Gs La Esperanza De Cristo Group

San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís Province, Dominican Republic / Food

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A loan helped to stock her store which provides basic foods to her community.

Gs La Esperanza De Cristo Group's story

Fanilia is a Haitian immigrant woman who came to the Dominican Republic over 40 years ago in search of better living conditions, fleeing the difficult poverty situation in which she lived in Haiti. She now lives with her spouse and children in San Pedro de Macoris.

At first, Fanilia sold chicken. She had five children and has maintained her family for many years. Now she has a store where she sells goods such as flour, oil, bread, soft drinks, and plantains, among other things, to her community. She has had this business for three years.

She wants her business to grow to better support her family and the community. Stores of this type are integral in the life of the community in the Dominican Republic. They provide clean water and basic food to the people who live nearby.

Fanilia needs your help to stock her store with merchandise and grow her earnings. A loan not only helps Fanilia but also her family and the entire community, which relies on Fanilia's store.

Thank you for contributing to La Esperanza de Cristo solidarity group.