Total loan: $1,600

Shalom 2 Group

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Hato Mayor, Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic / Food

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A loan helped to buy vegetables, plantains, bananas, sweet potatoes, cassava, etc.

Shalom 2 Group's story

Dominga is one of the members of her group Shalom 2 (Shalom). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and 2 children. She says that her most difficult challenge is improve her house. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying taking care of her children and her house. Dominga is excited to be taking her 9th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for over 9 years, starting by selling in a table in her home, and then moving her business to a local market. She operates a Fruit and Vegetables stand. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying vegetables, plantains, bananas, sweet potatoes, cassava, etc. She will use the profits to invest in her business and buy some materials to improve her business. This Esperanza associate began with us because she wants to have an improved business. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in San Pedro D. Macoris, a city famous for baseball players and sugar cane industries. The main economic activities are a free traD. zone and a cement factory. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas in the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity that can't be counted on.