A loan of $950 helped a member items to sell in a cafe including: cookies, cheese, and juice.

Peniel, Group 7's story

Patria is 28 years old and lives with her husband and two children in Samana. She is the coordinator of the Banco de Esperanza (Bank of Hope) Peniel. Her story is representative of the other women in her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients. Samana is a community with unreliable electricity and running water.

This is Patria's first loan with Esperanza. She came to Esperanza for a loan because she wants to open a cafe and work for herself. She plans to use the loan to buy food to sell in her cafe including: cookies, cheese, and juice. She will also buy a toaster.

Patria wants to start a business so that she can improve the living conditions for her family. She would like to buy a house, a washing machine and shoes for her children. She hopes to continue to invest in her business in the future.

In this group: Patria, Rebeca, Sara, Maritza, Inocencia

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