A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy milk, calcium, plastic bags, salt, coloring, etc. for her cheese production.


Mata De Palma En Desarrollo 1, 2 & 4 Group's story

MatilD. is the coordinator of her group Mata D. Palma, (Palm tree) named thus because the group is located in the city of Hato Mayor, in the eastern part of the country, a fairly mountainous region where the principal industry is agriculture. MatiilD. lives in a simple structure with her three children and husband. She says that her most difficult challenges are helping her children to achieve a good education and a safe living and having a successful cheese factory.

MatilD. has had her business for approximately seven years, maD. possible by her first loan from Esperanza. She is excited about her 13th loan, which she plans to invest in her business by purchasing milk, calcium, plastic bags, salt, coloring, etc. The loan will enable her to increase her cheese production and serve more customers. MatilD. sells the cheese she produces to families, grocery stores, cafeterias, etc. She will save her increased profits to make her dream of owning a successful cheese factory come true.

The other group members are dedicated to selling clothes, food, shoes, cosmetics and jewelry. MatilD. thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Matilde, Santa, Dominga, Maria, Antonia, Julio, Maria, Eric, Valeria, Nieves, Agustina, Martha, Maria, Margarita, Felipe
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