A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy vegetables, rice, cooking oil, beans and other goods.


Mujeres En Accion 1 & 5 Group's story

Adelsy operates a comedor (a small neighborhood restaurant), where she cooks lunch with sugar cane workers as her main customers. Adelsy is a single mother with four children. She shares her home with her father, in a house made of cement block, in a village structured as a batey – a small town surrounded by sugar cane fields in San Pedro. Bateyes are poor rural communities built by sugar companies to house their field workers. Adelsy will invest this loan to buy vegetables, rice, cooking oil, beans, meat, juices, onion, seasoning and many other goods to prepare the lunches. She hopes that with the profit from her business she can eventually purchase her own home – that is why she is saving, so that in the not too distant future she can start building her house. Adelsy also looks forward to continuing to develop her business which allows her to support her children and raise them with good health and education. She also has plans to expand her business so that, instead of just cooking for people, they can visit her business locale and feel comfortable and have a good time while they are having lunch. Adelsy is the coordinator for her group, Mujeres en Accion (Women in Action) Groups 1 & 5, of around seven other groups in her community. Most of the members of these groups are Haitian immigrants or part Dominicans.

In this group: Adelsy, Janeta, Annada, Julienne, Eliana, Yineta, Susana, Nieve, Jona, Beatriz
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