A loan of $2,900 helped a member rice, beans, meat, and vegetables.


Mujeres En Desarrollo 3 & 5 Group's story

Felicia is a 61 year old borrower who lives near San Pedro D. Macorís, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, Mujeres en Desarrollo (Women in Development), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in the group. Specifically, Felicia and her fellow borrowers live in Batey Margarita. Bateyes are small, rural communities built by sugar companies for their field workers. They are isolated, have no running water, and have unreliable electricity at best. Felicia lives with her husband and one of her grandchildren; she has seven children, but all have married and moved out of her home. Felicia runs a successful eatery which serves traditional Dominican foods (rice and beans, plantains, stewed chicken and beef). On the siD., she also sells clothing to add to her income. Felicia says that she really enjoys working and loves the loans she has received from Esperanza, saying that if there is anything available to help her business, she would want it. Unsurprisingly with the work ethic she brings to the table, this is Felicia’s ninth loan overall with Esperanza International. She has a perfect repayment record so far and hopes to continue using the financial services available to her. Thank you for lending to Felicia and the Mujeres en Desarrollo group!

In this group: Felicia, Alicia, Hobidio, Rosanne, Ana, Maria, Emanese, Ana, Rene, Altegracia*
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