A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy coconuts.


Paz Y Fe 1, 3 & 4 Group's story

Ana is one of the members of her group Paz y Fe 1, 3 & 4 (peace and faith.) Her story is representative of both the members of her group and Esperanza's Dominican and Haitian (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients.

Her group is based in the Samana peninsula in the east of the Dominican Republic, where running water and electricity are unavailable. Here she makes her home with her husband and three children in a simple structure comprised of wooden walls and a tin roof.

Ana originally came to Esperanza over six loans ago for the purpose of improving her business and she has proved herself very successful as an associate of Esperanza, repaying on time every time. She will use this new loan to invest in her coconut sales by buying some coconut trees (This is the best deal for the people selling coconuts. They buy the tree ready to harvest.) She plans to use the profits to purchase as many things as she can supply for her family and to continue to improve her home. Additionally, in the long term, she would like to save money for a vehicle to move her products and to continue to increase her savings. She would like to thank you all for your support.

There are two photos because we want to show as many faces as possible.

In this group: Ana, Luis, Zuleica, Nereida, Dariza, Rosa, Maria, Fabia, Yosimara, Santa, Carmen, Deogracia, Melaneo, Levi, Alexy


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