A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy fabric for her sewing business.


Lo Confianza Group's story

Ana is the coordinator of her group Lo Confianza 1, 2 & 3 (Truth). Her group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo and is composed of fifteen businesspeople. Ana lives in a simple structure with her husband and their three children. She says that her biggest challenges are overcoming the economic crisis, growing her business and supporting her family. This is her second loan with Kiva partner Esperanza.

Ana has had her business for more than five years. She bought a sewing machine with her own savings and started sewing clothes and curtains. Ana now produces quilts, blankets, and other items. She loves to sew; it is her favorite activity. Ana will uses this loan to buy fabrics and other accessories, which she will use to produce about twenty quilts. She will save some of her profits and reinvest the rest in her business.

In this group: Ana, Wilma, Martha, Juana, Anette, Dominga, Paul, Maria, Paulina, Georgina, Eulalia*, Santa, Denise, Luz, Maria
*not pictured


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