A loan of $4,075 helped a member to purchase more clothing and shoes to sell.

Activos De Santa Fe 1-3 Group's story

Alfred, 42, is a borrower who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. He is the coordinator for his group, “Activos de Santa Fe” (Assets of Santa Fe), and his story is representative of the other borrowers in the group.

Alfred and his fellow borrowers from Activos de Santa Fe live in Batey Santa Fe (Holy Faith). Bateyes are small communities built up around the housing constructed by sugar companies for their workers. Bateyes are remote and difficult to access, lack potable water and any kind of reliable electricity, and have limited medical facilities, if any at all. Alfred is a single father of one son, 13, who lives with him in their home.

Despite the difficulties associated with living in a batey, Alfred remains optimistic for his future. With this loan, his third with Esperanza, Alfred plans to purchase more clothing and shoes to sell in his shop. He is also optimistic about his son’s future, saying that the loans have helped his son by giving him more time to study rather than having to work around the house.

Thank you for lending to Alfred and to the Activos de Santa Fe group!

In this group: Alfred, Vileta, Melonie, Carmen, Veatris, Felicinda, Isabel, Jaqueline, Luisa, Esperanza, Yvrose, Julienne, Jenny, Marcelle, Zunilda

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