A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy beans, rice, vegetables.

Poderoso De Israel 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Aida is a 34-year-old borrower from the rural batey of Romana, Dominican Republic. She is a member of the group, Poderoso D. Israel (The Powerful of Israel)1, 2, and 3; the name is an allusion to J. Christ, and her story is representative of the other borrowers in her group.

Aida lives with her three children, who are currently in school. She lives in a batey, a rural community built by sugar companies for their workers. Aida and her long-term partner and children have a difficult life – little access to electricity, no running water or medical services, and insufficient roads. Bateyes are maD. up of the homes of some of the poorest people in the Dominican Republic, not to mention the entire Western Hemisphere.

Despite these difficulties, Aida runs a business where she sells different goods, including beans which she has boiled at home. These beans are ready to eat and customers can add their own sauces. With her loan, Aida plans to buy bags of beans, rice, and other vegetables to sell in her home.

Aida is very thankful for this loan, her second with Esperanza, and she hopes to continue her successful borrowing in the future.

In this group: Aida, Valentina, Ruth, Miledy, Yasmily, Isabel, Rosalia, Reina, Angela, Wanda, Elizabeth, Yessenia*, Maria, Maria, Paula
*not pictured

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