A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy rice, beans, sugar, flour, vegetables, etc.


Ayudanos Señor 1, 4 & 5 Group's story

Lucienne is one of the members of the “Ayúdanos Señor 1,4,5” (Help Us Lord 1,4,5) group. The majority of the group's members are Dominican-Haitians or emigrants from Haiti who live in 'bateyes' (company towns where sugar workers live) in the town of Romana, one of the Dominican Republic's touriS.destinations which has a high scale of luxury. The town's economy is based on the touriS.industry as well as one of the biggeS.sugar factories. Lucienne's business is selling food which she cooks to distribute to the workers and to sell from her home to her neighbors. She has 2 children. She tells us that her biggeS.challenge is sending her children to university and that she enjoys going to church.

Lucienne is very excited to be receiving her 4th loan from Esperanza Internacional and will inveS.it in her business which she has had for about 10 years. She is planning to inveS.her loan in buying different cooking ingredients such as rice, oil, beans, meat, vegetables, etc. Her dream is to be able to expand her established business.

In this group: Lucienne, Romina, Doris, Johanna, Yiliana, Leonidas, Juliana, Marie, Cita, Magalis*, Irma, Rene*, Mariluz, Evelina, Milesna
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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