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Total loan: $875

Gs El Renuevo Group

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

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A loan helped to buy more merchandise to stock her candy selling business.

Gs El Renuevo Group's story

Guerdie is a female immigrant from Haiti who has been living in the Dominican Republic for 12 years. She came alone, fleeing the economic situation there and looking for a better life. Later, she started selling candies to earn some income, and has now been doing this for seven years. She attended school but the opportunities available for her are limited. Therefore, she got a job in the informal sector. Nevertheless, she learned a new language, started a business, and is raising three children. She met her husband in the Dominican Republic. At times her husband works in construction, but when there is no work he helps her sell candies.

Guerdie's family's house is made of wood, and this is very dangerous, especially when there are many tropical storms. She would rather have a house made of concrete. With more merchandise, Guerdie would be able to stock up and earn more revenue and take steps toward her goal of having a house built of cement. Help her with a loan so Guerdie can buy more merchandise and grow her business.