A loan of $1,325 helped a member to purchase flour, butter, sugar and other baking ingredients.

La Fuerza Group 3's story

Suzana M. F., pictured on the far right, is the coordinator of her five-member group. She resides in Las Minas, a small town in the sector of Guaricanos in Santo Domingo Norte. She lives with her husband and three sons aged 17, 14 and 13, all of whom go to school. The eldest is a sophomore in high school, still undecided on a career.

Suzana now owns the cafeteria she has been working at since she was a child. It was passed down to her from her parents, and previously by their parents. In her cafeteria, she bakes and sells cakes, pastries, juices etc. She also specializes in baking wedding and birthday cakes.

This would be Suzana's fourth loan through Esperanza. With it she plans to purchase ingredients such as flour, butter, and sugar in bulk in order to cut down on her costs, which usually scale up quickly when she buys only small amounts every few days. She hopes to continue to grow her business and improve her living conditions. When her children are old enough to go to college (the eldest in just two years) she hopes the income from her business will be able to pay for their education.

One of her long term goals is to continue to push herself in order to provide a better future for her children so they won't have to go through all of the hardships she has gone through.

In this group: Suzana, Micheline, Suzana, Morena, Nerita

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