A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy flour, sugar, coconut, milk, fruits, etc. to make candies for her candy shop.


Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

Anastacia runs a small bakery producing and selling candies. She makes the candies from milk, coconut, and different fruits. She has operated her candy shop for around three years. She plans to use this loan to buy goods to produce different candies using sugar, flour, coconut, milk, fruits, etc.

She has successfully repaid her fourth loan and this will be her fifth one with Esperanza. Anastacia has four children and a long-term partner, all of them are living together in a very far community surrounded by vegetation, hills, and a river. Her children are studying and they are in a young ages. She said that her biggest challenge is to overcome her mother's illness.

Anastacia is the group coordinator of her group Mujeres Emprendedoras (women entrepreneurs) 1 & 3. Her story is representative of both her group and of Esperanza's Dominican and Haitian clients (many of whom have recently immigrated to the DR). The group is based in Puerto Plata, in a community that has unreliable access to running water, electricity, and lacks trash service.

In this group: Anastacia, Luz, Bonifacia, Isabel, Cristobalina


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