A loan helped a member to buy merchandise for the family [food] basket, such as rice and beans, among other items, to supply the food needs of her community and for the progress of the business.

Dios Es Bueno 1 Group's story

Maria is a woman of 41 years of age, of Haitian nationality, who emigrated to the Dominican Republic with the goal of becoming acquainted with it, and she remained there, working. She has already been in the country for 26 years. She has her own house and has children.

She lives in the province of San Pedro de Macoris, which is one of the most important cities of the Dominican Republic. It is the fourth largest city of the country, with an urban area of 34.51 square kilometers. Its economy is a diversified industrial economy: production of cement (greatest national production); production of electricity (greatest national production); production of pasta, oil, corn flakes (the only one in the country) and flour; production of detergents, dishwashing liquid, and paper towels; production of alcohol; production of sugar and honey; duty-free zone; agriculture; and fishing; among others.

Maria began her business of selling food in a batey (an impoverished zone where there is a an important center of Haitians and Dominicans, away from the city). With the passing of time, it changed to a grocery score. She has had the business for 14 years. She says that she can manage this business better. She has her own house and dreams of making it from block.

Maria needs your support to stock her business with sugar, rice, chicken soup, tomato sauce, and cleaning products, among other items, with the goal of supplying her area with the products of primary necessity and keeping her business prosperous.

The group "Dios es Bueno 1" [God is Good 1] is grateful to you for supporting the micro-entrepreneurs.

In this group: Maria, Francisca, Carmen, Daniel , Carmen

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.

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It includes access to healthcare services and business and vocational training.

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