A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase panties, bras and cosmetics.


Mujeres Luchando Contra La Pobreza Group's story

Yenny, a 25-year-old woman from Puerto Plata, is the coordinator for the group Mujeres Luchando Contra la Pobreza (Women Fighting Against Poverty). Her story is representative of the other members in this group. Yenny lives with her husband and three young children in Puerto Plata, a port town in northern Dominican Republic. Puerto Plata, a tourism-based area, experiences constant economic volatility, lacks access to potable water, has unreliable electricity, and inadequate sanitation and health care.

Yenny sought a loan from Kiva partner, Esperanza, to help expand her store 'Fantasia', which sells women's items, perfumes and cosmetics. Yenny will use the money from this loan to purchase dozens of undergarments and cosmetics.

Yenny also hopes to use the success of her business for the benefit of her home and family. "I would like to put a new floor in my house and purchase the pens, notebooks and books my children need for school," she says. Yenny dreams of expanding her business one day into the international arena, and is grateful for the support of Esperanza and the opportunities she has to turn her dreams into reality. Thank you for lending to Yenny and Mujeres Luchando Contra la Pobreza.

In this group: Yenny, Arlin, Berenice, Glady, Geraldo


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