A loan helped a member to purchase meat, cheese, cooking oil, flour and a freezer.

Llegando Lejos 1 Group's story

Ana, 21, is the coordinator of her group Llegando Lejos (Going Far), 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, an agricultural 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 and their children.

Ana is excited to be taking her sixth 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 selling Empanadas (a fried treat usuallly involving meat or cheese encased in fried dough). She will be purchasing cooking oil, flour, meat, cheese and a freezer to store it in. She will use the profits to buy school supplies for her children and for saving towards, one day, owning her own home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Ana, Juan, Nelsi, Rosa, Anita

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