A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy pigs, beef, and chicken.


La Fortaleza 1 & 2 Group's story

Edermiro has a wife and nine children. He belongs to the La Fortaleza one & two (The Strength), located in the town of Hato Mayor, whose economy depends on farming. He will use this loan to buy different animals; he has a butcher shop where he sells beef, pork, chicken and goat meat. He is excited to be taking his 10th loan with Kiva partner Esperanza, after having successfully repaid his previous loans and grown his business. Edermiro started his business with his first Esperanza loan, almost six years ago. He will both invest the profits in his business and continue to save for his own house. His dreams are to live confortably and save up with his partner. He became interested in and motivated by others to join Esperanza after he was encouraged by others in this group to be part of the program and start his business. His most important challenges are to save and rebuild his house.

In this group: Edermiro, Wilmere, Eliasin, Maria, Lucia, Wilfrido, Roselia, Raphael*, Flor, Vanita
*not pictured


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