A loan of $1,925 helped a member buy supplies to sell.

Rompiendo Obstaculos 1 Group's story

Alicia is the coordinator of the group Rompiendo Obstaculos 1 (Breaking Barriers). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her two children. She says that her most difficult challenges is to work hard to give a better life to her family.

Alicia is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for more than five years, starting with a loan and some savings. Alicia plans to use this loan to buy bags of rice, beans, sugar, coffee, pasta, oil, plantains, vegetables, and more. She will use the profits to save and improve her business. She is wishing that her children can have a good education.

This Esperanza associate began with us because this program is focus to help people with their business 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 area surrounding El Seibo, an agricultural area. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

In this group: Alicia, Maria, Macula, Alicia, Sofia
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