A loan of $2,250 helped a member to purchase yuca, potatoes, meat, chicken and salami.

Esperanza 2&3 Group's story

Antoinet is the group coordinator of the group Esperanza (Hope), which is based in the rural area surrounding Santiago, a city in the mid-west region of the country where electricity and running water (not suitable for drinking) is unreliable at best. Here she makes her home with her husband and three primary-school-aged children in a simple rented house of cement blocks and a tin roof. Access to medical supplies and nutrition are also limited – it has been over two years since she was last able to see a doctor and her family typically consumes only two meals per day for lack of regular income.

Despite these obstacles, Antoinet remains confident that her future will be better, and she has come to Esperanza to request her first loan. With this loan she plans to purchase yuca, potatoes, beef, chicken, salami and other cooking items to open a comedor (cafeteria). She hopes that this business will provide a regular income for her family. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Antoinet, Gladys, Rozana, Sophane, Lucner , Henryel, Marcile*, Rosse *, Jaqueline, Bertha
*not pictured

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