A loan of $4,225 helped a member to buy merchandise such as rice, beans, fruit, salami, chicken and other goods.

Pasos Firmes Group's story

Ana is 62 years old and is the mother of six grown children. She runs her own business selling fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, and meat, from her home in a sugar cane community, which lies in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic, specifically in the city of El Seybo. Ana is the leader of a group comprised of Haitians citizen who emigrated from Haiti many years ago to work in sugar cane production.

Ana started her business around eight years ago when she began selling vegetables and fruit. She is excited to receive her eleventh loan from the Kiva partner Esperanza International. Ana will use her loan to increase her inventory and to expand her business into a grocery store. She will purchase more merchandise, including rice, beans, onions, eggplant, potatoes, salami, chicken, and many other goods. Ana also sells used clothing for men and women.

Ana will use her business profit to continue to expand her business. She will also use part of her revenue to help support her three grandchildren who live with her, their mother, and her husband. Her grandchildren will start school in August, and Ana is planning to help to pay for their school uniforms and supplies.

In this group: Ana, Luisa, Rosita, Angela, Marta, Jiliena, Ruth, Taiana, Maria, Nina, Matilde, Elisma, Laurette, Andrina, Jacquelin

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