Total loan: $4,175

Gran Esfuerzo Ii Group

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Hato Mayor, Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic / Retail

Gran Esfuerzo Ii Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped To buy charcoal, cell phone calling cards, and candy.

Gran Esfuerzo Ii Group's story

Miguel M. (pictured in the front in the blue hat) is a 44-year-old single father who lives with his five children (ages 18, 16, 8, 6, and 4) in a small Haitian community called Pringamoza in the eastern province of Hato Mayor in the Dominican Republic. His wife died a couple of years ago and he has since begun a small business selling miscellaneous items such as charcoal, calling cards, and candy so that he can be flexible and more easily available to his children. Miguel sells these items from his home as well as in the streets. He has started these businesses so that he can provide his children with a good education and a comfortable home. Miguel is the leader of the 15-person micro-bank group, Gran Esfuerzo. In English, this means `Great Force´. Each of these unique Haitian entrepreneurs unite in solidarity, allowing them to access funding that they would otherwise never be able to receive on their own. On behalf of Miguel, the Gran Esfuerzo group, and the entire team here at Esperanza International, we thank you for your support with this micro loan!