A loan of $3,725 helped a member new and used clothing.


Amigos Unidos 3, 4, & 5 Group's story

Paul, 36, is a borrower who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. He is the coordinator for his group, Amigos Unidos (Friends United), and his story is representative of the other borrowers in the group.

Paul and his wife have four children, ages 1 month to 11 years. Together with the rest of the Amigos Unidos group, they live in Batey Los Gunoco. Bateyes are small rural communities built by sugar companies to house their field workers. People who live in bateyes generally have no running water, little to no electricity, and poor medical attention. Despite these difficulties, Paul has found success in his business selling clothing to friends and neighbors. With this loan, he hopes to buy more used and new clothing, including shoes, blouses, and pants.

Paul has big dreams for the future, and with your support he can get there. Paul dreams of owning his own disco one day, providing a fun place for the people in his community to spend their time. With the profits from his business through past loans, Paul has already begun building his own H. for his family. He hopes to finish the house soon with additional profits. Paul also hopes to send his children to college so they can become lawyers, doctors, architects, or anything they want to be. Paul’s dreams for himself, his business, and his family are lofty, but Esperanza believes in his vision and in the vision of the Amigos Unidos group. Thank you for lending!

In this group: Paul, Ana, Denise, Jonn, Sofhia, Vola, Joseph, Fidelina, Micheline, Ginouse, Mousete, Marriset, Filippe, Elsa, Fania
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