A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy rice, oil, flour, canned food, vegetables, etc.

Mujeres Virtuosas 1 Group's story

Lucia is one of the members of the “Mujeres Virtuosas 1” (Virtuous Women 1) group, located in the town of Hato Mayor, whose economy depends on farming. Their principal economic activities are the sale of food in 'colmados' (small grocery stores) and the sale of sweet pastries.

Lucia is the mother of 7 children, 5 of whom live with her as she is a divorced mother. She tells us that her most difficult challenge is still having sufficient money to cover the needs of her family. Her favorite activity is serving in her business.

Lucia is very moved by receiving her third loan from Esperanza Internacional, after having paid off her previous loan satisfactorily and thereby having taken a step towards the growth of her business. She has had her business for around 5 and a half years. She set up her business when she received a family inheritance. She became successful through her own initiative for creating income and being useful. She is planning to invest her new loan in the purchase rice, oil, flour, canned food, vegetables, etc. for her small grocery store.

She plans to use her profits to save because she is planning to buy a new freezer for her business. Her dream is to be able to see her children graduate from university and to be able to live in a comfortable house. Thank to these loans helping with extra income, she has been able to have an improved business and improved standard of living for her family.

In this group: Lucia, Paulina, Kenia, Wendy, Rosa

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