A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy fruits, vegetables, charcoal, meat, etc.


La Simpatia 1, 2, 3 & 4 Group's story

Ana is one of the members of the groups L. Simpatia 1, 2, 3 & 4. They are 20 borrowers dedicated to selling different products such as clothing, food and shoes and operating services such as beauty salons and others. They are located in San Pedro D. Macoris, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. Ana's story is representative of both her group and Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients in general. Ana is a single mother of 2 and she makes her home here in a simple structure in a rural community surrounded by sugar cane fields and a forested area.

Ana is excited about seeking her first loan with Esperanza. It will enable her to restart her business. In the past, she ran a food stall, where she sold fruits, vegetables, meat and other items. She plans to use this loan to keep doing the same, by investing in this type of merchandise and selling it to her neighbors. Her profits will be used to reinvest in her business as she wants to improve it, in the short term. Thank you for your support.

Several photos were taken in order to catch as many faces as possible.

In this group: Ana, Maria, Rosa, Emasine, Yolanda, Ana, Tania, Joselin, Anita, Ana, Aracelis, Sorita, Santa, Berta, Iliana, Claidez, Amancia, Yolanda, Estervina, Juana


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