A loan of $3,575 helped a member flour, sugar, coconuts, and butter, etc.

David 3, 4 & 5 Group's story

Altagracia is one of our entrepreneurs. She makes and sells bread and home-M. sweets. She makes sweets from coconut and milk, which she mixes with dough or fruit marmalade. She makes bread from wheat flour.

Her loan is to buy a sack of wheat flour, hundreds of coconuts, sugar, milk, and other ingredients. She sells them in her community and in the city of Romana, which is known for a lot of tourism and for making sugar.

Altagracia has five children who still live with her and the father of her two youngest children. She is an older lady who is enthusiastic about her business. Starting very early she kneads the dough to make the bread, and she scrapes the coconut for the sweets. Her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and going to church.

This is Altagracia’s sixth loan with Esperanza Internacional. Thanks to making her payments punctually, she has been able to strengthen her business and make good investments. She used part of her earnings for family necessities. Also they were used for savings so that she was able to have good savings. She did this so that she would be able to undertake any project in the future.

One of her dreams is to have her own place for her products.

Altagracia is one of the members of the David 3, 4, & 5 Communal Bank. It is comprised of 15 members. All of them sell different products.

In this group: Altagracia, Julia, Marie, Luisa*, Ivelise, Yolanda, Arileyda, Siliana*, Nelta, Andremena, Secilia, Geniese, Yneresa, Charlot, Eufemia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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