A loan of $3,025 helped a member flour, Oil, Salt and other materials to make empanadas and pastries.


Mujeres Con Propositos 1 And 2 Group's story

Ramona is the group coordinator of the Banco de Esperanza (Bank of Hope) Mujeres con Propositos (Women with Purpose). Her story is representative of both her group and of Esperanza's Haitian (many of whom have recently immigrated to the DR) and Dominican clients. The group is based in Puerto Plata, a community with unreliable electricity and water services. The community does not have access to some basic services like trash collection. Ramona is a single mother with five children. This will be Ramona's third loan with Esperanza. She has successfully repaid two loans of increasing amounts and wants to use this loan to buy ingredients for her food sales. She plans to buy flour, oil and salt to make empanadas and other pastries. She hopes to continue to grow her business with this loan. Ramona has been able to provide for her children and improve the supplies she can provide for them since receiving loans from Esperanza. She has also used her profit to pay for her university studies.

In this group: Ramona, Yesenia, Maria, Angela, Victoria , Maria, Mary, Zeneida , Maria, Altagracia
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