A loan of $1,775 helped a member to purchase chemicals to produce cleaning products.


Fuente De Bendicion 1,2 Group's story

Jose is the coordinator of his group, Fuente D. Bendicion (Source of Blessing), and his story is representative of his group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). His group is located in Puerto Plata, a port town on the north coast, where the economy is dependent on tourism and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. He makes his home here in a simple structure with his children.

Jose is excited to be taking his first loan with Kiva partner, Esperanza, after being denied access to credit from other sources. He plans to use this loan to invest in his business making cleaning products by purchasing the chemicals he needs to produce his cleaning products. He will use the profits to feed his children. His long-term goal is to grow his business and add more products. He thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Jose , Ada , Mayra, Hermina, Marcelina, Susaba, Fulgencia*, Maria, Vanessa, Juana
*not pictured


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