A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy fruits: cassaba, plantain, banana, sweet potatoes.


Confianza Y Dignidad 2 Group's story

Carmen is one of the members of the Confianza y Dignidad 2 (Trust and dignity) Group, located in the city of Hato Mayor, a primarily agricultural region. It is one of the most rural cities in the Dominican Republic, where there are often drinking-water and electricity shortages. The population of this area is comprised of Dominicans and Haitian immigrants. Carmen's primary activity is to sell fruit and vegetables.

Carmen is the mother of four children, who live with her and their father. She tells us that she wants to build an additional room in her house. Her favorite activity is to take care of her children and be at her home.

Carmen is very excited to receive her 11th loan through Esperanza International. She has had her business for fifteen years, which she started with a small amount of savings she had and with her initiative to generate income and be useful. She plans to invest this new loan into purchasing fruits, cassava, plantain, banana, sweet potatoes. She will use the profits to save so she can finish building her home.

In this group: Carmen, Celenia, Yohemi, Melania, Jesus
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