A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy cooking oil, rice, sugar, and crackers.


Luchando Contra La Pobreza 1 & 2 Group's story

This group is named Luchando contra la pobreza (Fighting Against Poverty) and is located on a rural hill of Puerto Plata. Businesses in this group are: a small salon, vegetable selling, grocery store, and others sell clothing and miscellaneous products.

Lucia R., the group leader, is a middle-aged woman who came to Esperanza in search of a loan two and a half years ago, and invested it in a small “colmadito” (grocery store) that sells staple foods and groceries. Now Lucia R. is excited to receive her sixth loan, which she will use as capital to buy enough inventory for her store. The money from this loan will go towards purchasing cooking oil, rice, sugar, and crackers.

Lucia R. said that she hopes to continue to grow her business so that she will be able to help support her two grown children (25 and 27) in their college. When she is not working, Lucia enjoys attending her local church several times a week.

In this group: Luisa R., Paulino, Fifa, Sandra, Yudelka, Severina, Arlin, Angela, Angela, Luisa


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