A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy fruit, other food, and charcoal to sell.


Fe Y Amor 6 & 7 Group's story

Yanira is a 36-year-old borrower who lives near La Romana, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for the group “Fe y Amor” (Faith and Love), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in her group.

The area around La Romana is dominated by the Dominican Republic’s vast sugar fields. Electricity is scarce and there is no access to potable water. Despite the difficulties of living in this area, Yanira successfully runs a small stand selling fruit and general household items. With this loan, she plans on buying various merchandise for her stand including fruit, flour, oil, and charcoal to sell to her friends and neighbors.

This is Yanira’s fifth loan with Esperanza International and, with a perfect repayment record so far, she hopes it will not be her last. She came to Esperanza in order to inject capital into her business and has been successful so far.

With the profits her loan brings, Yanira hopes to purchase her own home someday, even if it is simple. She also hopes to move her business into its own store, continually improving its appearance and offerings. Thank you for lending to Yanira and the Fe y Amor group!

In this group: Yanira, Celia, Istefa, Flor, Maria, Lamercie, Andrecia, Yolene, Mayori, Maria


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