A loan of $750 helped a member to purchase candy and chorizo to sell.

Canal De Bendicion 6 Group's story

These five micro-entrepreneurs live in Batey 18. This is a small settlement around one of the many sugar cane fields in La Romana. The sugar cane fields are owned by a private company, who also owns the houses in the batey and has some control over the commercial activities allowed inside the batey. This forces many of the batey inhabitants to leave their home and their children for extended periods of time to sell their goods.

Mariluz M., the group coordinator, has 3 children (ages 11, 9 and 4). She sells two different things: candy and snacks, which she sells from a palatera (a small market stand) and chorizo (a type of sausage). This loan, which is Mariluz's very first loan with Esperanza, will allow her to purchase merchandise for both of her sales.

However, Mariluz does not intend to remain a seller. She intends to learn beauty culture and open a beauty salon in the near future.

In this group: Mariluz, Altagracia, Yela, Emilia, Altagracia

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