A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy sausages and cheese.


Unidas Para Triunfar 3 Group's story

Benito is the one of the members of his group Unidas para Triunfar (Unite to Win) 3. He makes his home in a simple structure with his long-term partner and a child. He says that his most difficult challenge is to work hard to become a business man. In the meantime, he plans to continue enjoying studying.

Benito is excited to be taking his first loan with Esperanza. He has had his business for 2 years, starting with some capital he saved. He plans to use this loan to invest in his business by buying salami, cheese, hot dog sausages, etc. He will use the profits to invest in his business and to buy items they need in at home.

Benito's association with Esperanza began because he wants to improve his business. His story is representative of his group and of Esperanza's Dominican and Haitian clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. His group is located in Santiago, the second biggest city in the Dominican Republic. This area is famous for its tobacco and beef production, but like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, it suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

In this group: Benito, Fany, Juana, Maria, Deisy
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