A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy fish, coconut and chicken.


Amor Y Amistad 3 & 4 Group's story

Martire is the coordinator of his group Amor y Amistad 3 & 4 (Love and Peace). He makes his home here in a simple structure with his long-term partner and their two children.

Martire is excited to be taking his 12th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid his previous loan and developed his business. He has had his business for around 7 years, starting with the first loan he received from Esperanza, after some neighbors invited him to join the group. He plans to use this loan to invest in his business by purchasing pounds of fish and chicken and to buy coconuts to sell their water. He will continuing using his business profits to provide a better life for his family by building their house and having warm food, clothing and other needs.

Martire's story is representative of his group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. His group is located in Samana, a lush rugged peninsula with a burgeoning tourism industry. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

In this group: Martire, Jose, Paula, Miquella, Rosalia, Anotnia, Jose, Tania, Nicolas, Kenia


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