A loan of $1,875 helped a member chicken, oil, and flour.

Cristo Redentor 3 & 4 Group's story

Juana is a 68-year-old borrower who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Juana is the coordinator for her group, Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in the group.

Juana and her husband live in Batey Victorina, a small community north of San Pedro. Bateyes are small communities built by sugar companies for their workers. Juana’s batey is particularly remote and difficult to reach: when visiting the community, our 4x4 truck was barely able to make it all the way there. The batey also lacks electricity, potable water, and any kind of healthcare service.

Despite these difficulties, Juana runs a successful pica pollo, or fried chicken stand. Fried chicken is one of the most popular foods here, and every town has at least one. Juana will use her loan to purchase supplies for her stand. This is Juana’s fifth loan with Esperanza, and she has a perfect repayment record. She has said that Esperanza has provided a new door to the future for her family, and that her dreams for her children have come true because of the support Esperanza has provided. Thank you for lending to Juana and the Cristo Redentor group!

In this group: Juana, Lucila, Elsa, Petronila, Omena, Aurora, Lorensa, Matilde, Santa, Nurys

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