A loan of $3,550 helped a member inventory for a colmado.

Luchando Contra La Pobreza Group's story

Lucia M. R. started her business two years ago with her first Esperanza loan. She opened a colmado out of the side of her house. In the Dominican Republic, a colmado is a small, neighborhood general store. Lucia sells several staple food items such as rice, dried beans, cookies and crackers as well as razors, toilet paper and other daily necessities. Her business has been very successful, and she is now on her third Ezperanza loan.

Lucia's business has helped put her two children through college. She has a son, age 25, and a daughter, age 23. She is enthusiastic about the success of her business and plans to continue to expand her business as much as possible. The community she lives in loves the convenience of having a colmado in the neighborhood. Lucia is now a group leader for Esperanza and her story provides encouragement to all the women in her loan group.

In this group: Lucia , Estrella , Olguita, Anasilvia, Leonarda, Medeline, Vanesa, Fifa, Benita, Dominga, Maria, Maria , Dallery, Trinidad, Antonia

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