A loan of $2,800 helped a member fish, shrimp, and crab to sell for profit.


Trabajando Para El Futuro 2 & 9 Group's story

Eladia, 49, is a borrower who lives in Samana, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, 'Trabajando Para el Futuro' (Working for the Future), and her story is representative of those in her group and other Dominican and Haitian borrowers at Esperanza International.

Eladia and her husband have three children and live in a simple home in Samana, a city on a peninsula with the same name in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. Life in Samana can be rough, with no potable running water, frequent power outages (if one has power to begin with), and inadequate health care. Despite these difficulties, Eladia runs a successful business selling seafood. The area is known for its fishing industry, and since it is a peninsula, the demand for and availability of fish is quite high. With this loan, Eladia will catch and purchase fish, shrimp, and crab to sell for a small profit.

This is Eladia’s ninth loan with Esperanza International. With her profits, she hopes to buy a small boat so she can catch more of her own seafood, giving her a greater profit margin. She also will buy her children school supplies, including notebooks, shoes, and backpacks. With continued investments into her business, Eladia hopes to one day have her own home. With your loan, Eladia will be well on her way to reach these goals.

Esperanza International seeks to free children and their families through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. We have over 8,500 active associates in eleven offices in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Thank you for lending to Eladia and the 'Trabajando Para el Futuro' group!

In this group: Eladia, Bertha, Yoselin, Marcela, Irenes, Confesora, Juana, Germania, Santa, Elena
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