A loan of $2,800 helped a member to purchase candy and coffee to sell.

La Fe 2, 7 Group's story

Carmen is the coordinator of her group La Fe 2 y 7 (Faith), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the rural area 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 one son.

Carmen is excited to be taking her 7th loan from Kiva partner Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business, which sells various snack foods, by purchasing sweets and coffee to sell from her stand. She will use the profits to build a bigger and stronger home as her home is small and made of wood (and some of the wood is damaged). She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Carmen, Iris, Margarita, Deste, Benita, Magdalena, Crumena*, Siliana, Ramon, Diana
*not pictured

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