Total loan: $3,025

Amigos Unidos 7, 8 Group

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

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A loan helped To buy rice, beans, oil, meats, etc.

Amigos Unidos 7, 8 Group's story

Angela is the coordinator of her group Amigos Unidos (United friends) 7, 8 . Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti. Her group is located in San Pedro de Macoris, a city famous for baseball players and sugar cane industries. The main economic activity here is the Free trading zone, a cement factory, and others. This is an area where crime is rampant and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. Angela makes her home here in a simple structure with her three children. Angela is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza. She has a food stand where she sells breakfast and lunch. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing meat, rice, beans, vegetables, oil, etc. She will use the profits to reinvest in her business. Her long-term goal is to have an improved business. She wants to live in her old age in a safe house with her family, maybe by returning to Haiti or by living in the Dominican Republic. She thanks you all for your support.