Total loan: $1,275

Minerva Mirabal 3,4 Group

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

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A loan helped To buy meat.

Minerva Mirabal 3,4 Group's story

Lorenza is the coordinator of her group "Minerva Mirabal" (named after one of the legendary Mirabal sisters who resisted and were killed by the dictator Trujillo). Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) generally. Her group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo, an area 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 with her long-term partner and their three children. Lorenza 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 by purchasing 200 lb of meat as well as a freezer in which to store it. She will use the profits to invest in education and food for her children. She thanks you all for your support.