A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy shoes for her retail store.


La Fortaleza Group 4's story

Ana is an outstanding example of the opportunity that microloans provide to people all over the world. Ana is 38 years old and is part of a group called La Fortaleza, or The Strength, that takes out loans as a group and supports each other in business ventures.

Ana has been running a retail store for 8 years and she sells goods such as purses, perfumes, clothes and shoes. However, she her dream is to work in the capital, Santo Domingo, as a nurse. She is now on her third loan cycle, trying to increase her profits so that she can work her way through college to earn her nursing degree. She already has one child, aged 18, in college and she hopes that with a career in nursing she can afford to provide her other three children (aged 13, 11, and 9) with college education as well.

With this loan she will buy more sneakers and high heeled shoes as those products sell the most.

Ana and the entire La Fortaleza group are excited to receive another loan and come one step closer to achieving their dreams.

In this group: Ana, Eric, Martina, Anita, Yinoris


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