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Total loan: $1,225

Samuel Grupo: 2 Group

La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more products which are in demand in the batey where she lives, such as gasoline, flour, rice, sugar, and more.


Samuel Grupo: 2 Group's story

Elene is a Haitian immigrant woman who came to the Dominican Republic with her mother many years ago in search of better living conditions, fleeing from the difficult poverty situation in which they lived in Haiti. While the living conditions are better for her, it is still difficult to escape poverty and now she lives with her spouse and child in a batey. A batey is a type of farm in the Dominican Republic where there is the worst poverty in the entire country.

In her batey, Elene sells various products such as gasoline, flour, rice, sugar, and more. She sold sweets in the past, but began to sell more to her community to support her and to grow her earnings. It is difficult to be a foreigner, but Elene lives in a community of many Haitian immigrants and supports her community with everything within her reach.

In the future, Elene wants to own a house for her family, particularly her child, to provide a secure and happy place in which her child can grow.

She is having business difficulties and needs your help to get merchandise which is in demand in her batey and sell more products. Your help will not only support Elene, but also her spouse, child, and her whole community.

Thank you for contributing to Samuel Grupo: 2.