A loan of $1,125 helped a member to purchase cheese, plantains, sugar, juice and dough.


Mujeres Creciendo En Fe Group's story

Juana is the coordinator of her group, Mujeres Creciendo en Fe (Women Growing in Faith), 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 urban slums that surround Santo Domingo, a crime-ridden area 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.

Juana is excited to be taking her first loan with Kiva partner, Esperanza, and having the opportunity to grow her business with low-cost capital. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business running a small fried food stand, by purchasing ingredients such as dough, plantains, cheese, sugar and juice. She will use the profits to invest in her home by adding tiles to her floor, as well as saving towards constructing an additional house on her property to lease out to proviD. a steady income. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Juana, Asa, Zury , Wander , Stephanie
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