A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy, cooking oil, vegetables, powedered milk, beans.

Unidos Podemos 9 Group's story

Maritza is the coordinator of her group Unidos Podemos (United We Can), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding El-Seibo, a rural town where the economy is dominated by agriculture and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long term partner and their two children.

Maritza is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business running a small colmado or cornerstore, by supplying it with cooking oil, rice, beans, powdered milk and other basic necessities. She will use the profits to save towards investing in a separate location for her colmado, which she currently runs out of her house. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maritza, Rafaela, Licitania, Maria, Yolanda

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