A loan helped a member to restock her saleable food items inventory.


Hoyo Del Toro - Group 4's story

Juana E. is the group coordinator for these five entrepreneurs. She and her husband have one child living with them at home. Their other two children, ages 23 and 25, live independently.


Juana barely got to elementary school, so she has learned to use her own skills to generate income. Right now she sells various food items at her house for daily cooking. She plans on using this loan to buy more food to sell. She believes that being part of this group and repaying loans to Esperanza will help her grow as a businesswoman.


Juana and her friends live in a small community called Hoyo del Toro. This is a small "batey" (a sugar workers' town) on the outskirts of San Pedro D. Macoris. It is surrounded by large sugar cane fields belonging to a private company. Because of its isolated location, it is rather difficult for people in Hoyo del Toro to conduct business. Sometimes they travel elsewhere on market days to sell.


Please help us support Juana and her fellow borrowers with this Kiva loan.


Thank you!

In this group: Juana, Agueda, Maria, Maria, Catalina


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