A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy several animals.

Vecinas Unidas 1 & 2 Group's story

Francisco is one of the members of the Vecinas unidas 1 y 2 (United Neighbors 1 and 2) group. The economic activities of these microbusinesspeople are sales of clothing, shoes, and cosmetics, a butcher shop, etc. Francisco's family is made up of his wife and two children. He tells us that his most difficult challenge is buying a pickup truck, and his favorite activities are evangelizing and working. This group is located in the Samana Peninsula, a developing tourist destination, bordered by the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and rich in natural resources.

Francisco is very excited to receive his third loan from Esperanza Internacional, after having paid off his previous loans satisfactorily and having taken a step in his business' growth. He has had his business for almost two years, and he started it by buying a pig to sell roasted at a stand on the side of the main highway. He is planning to invest his new loan in the purchase of different types of meat. His business is a butcher shop, and he plans to use his earnings to improve his home, which he hopes to build soon. His dream is to improve his family's quality of life and offer them greater stability.

In this group: Francisco, Ramona, Casilda, Dolores, Maria, Yanilda, Fatima, Fausta, Eulalia, Emma

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