Total loan: $2,525

La Fuerza De Cristo Group

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La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic / Food

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A loan helped To buy supplies (rice, sugar, oil, etc.) for his small convenience store.

La Fuerza De Cristo Group's story

Marcelo is the coordinator of his group, La Fuerza de Cristo (The Force of God), and his story is representative of his group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). Marcelo’s group is located in La Romana, a rural area of he country dedicated to the sugar cane harvest, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. He makes his home there in a simple structure with his wife and their one child. Marcelo is excited to be taking his second loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid his previous loan and grown his business. He plans to use this loan to invest in his food sales business, a small neighborhood general grocery store (colmado), by purchasing necessary products for sale: rice, sugar, oil, etc. Marcelo will use the profits to work towards expanding his colmado in the future. He hopes his dream of a bigger and more prosperous store will come true and he thanks you all for your support.