A loan of $4,675 helped a member to buy more meat to sell in her butcher shop.

Mata De Palma En Desarrollo 3,4,5 Group's story

Carmen is the coordinator of her group “Mata D. Palma en Desarrollo 3,4,5” (Palm Tree in Development), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor, an agricultural area where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their four children.

Carmen is excited to be taking her eighth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business running a small butcher shop by purchasing the necessary meat.

Carmen will use the profits from this business to invest in her children by purchasing the necessary food and school supplies. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Carmen, Vinirda, Eusebio, Ramona, Caridad, Dias, Isabel, Santa, Dominga, Antonia*, Rosalia, Isabel, Francisca, Alfredo, Marcelina
*not pictured

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