A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy chicken, plantain, oil, plates, potatoes, etc.


Fuente De Vida 1 & 2 Group's story

Maria is one of the member's group called Fuente de Vida (Source of Life), which is located in the rural outskirts of La Romana. She lives in a 'batey,' a community set up for workers who cut sugarcane in the blistering Dominican sun. This village was built for the sugarcane workers and their families.
Despite the remoteness of these communities, Maria says she is happy to be able to live with her husband and two children of the 5 they have, in their small home.

Maria is excited to take her third loan with Esperanza after having 2 years running this business. She started cooking and selling a dish called 'Pico y Pala', stir-fry using all of the chicken except for the breasts, wings and thighs. Now she has a fried food stall, where she sells different meats, plantain, fried round dough, and many other fried foods,. With this loan Maria is planning to buy all of the ingredients and she also she wants to start selling french fries. Her most difficult challenge is to have her own house. She like to listen music, and her dreams are to have her own house and to expand her fried food stall into a restaurant. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maria, Silbina, Tagui, Estela, Emilia, Maria, Natividad, Leonidas, Marleni, Modesta


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