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Total loan: $3,700

Jesus Esta Aqui 1 & 2 Group

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

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A loan helped To buy foods like fruit and vegetables, etc.


Jesus Esta Aqui 1 & 2 Group's story

Mireya belongs to the “Jesús Está Aquí” (Jesus Is Here) 1 & 2 group. The group is comprised of ten members. Each one of them works day to day at their business activities in the city of Santo Domingo. Her community is north of the city, and it is one of the poorest zones. They mostly work at selling clothes, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, and food, among other miscellaneous products. Mireya’s family is comprised of her three children and her husband. She has devoted her whole life to support them and help them grow. She feels very useful to be able to bring extra income to her family. She struggles day to day to have a roof over her family’s head and to have a stable life. Mireya has a small business selling different vegetables, fruit, charcoal, and meat. It is a small food stand. She started thanks to her first loan from Esperanza about three years ago. She is currently waiting to receive her fifth loan with Esperanza Internacional. She will use it to buy vegetables like carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, and potatoes. She will also buy fruit, chicken, and beef. Her story represents the other members of her group. Her story also represents Esperanza’s other clients, the Haitians (most of whom have immigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti, some of them recently) as much as the Dominicans. They generally live in very poor communities. This zone, like a lot of other zones with scarce resources in the Dominican Republic, lacks potable water and reliable electricity.