A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy different sorts of meat (pork, beef, chicken).

Mata De Palma 3 & 5 Group's story

Carmen is one of the members from the group Mata D. Palma 3 & 5, (Palm tree) named like this because this is the community where the group is located in Hato Mayor city, in the eastern part of the country. Hato Mayor is a fairly mountainous region where the principal industry is agriculture.

Carmen is a mother of four children and they live together with her and their father. She said that her most difficult challenge has been to have her business at all. In the past it was very difficult, because she did not have enough money to start one up, but after she found Esperanza and took out her loans, she was able (like other members in this group) to open her business.

Carmen is excited about her 12th loan with Esperanza. After almost six years with her business, she has expanded her little butcher shop into a bigger one, with more quantity of meats to supply more clients. With this loan she will increase her inventory and make even bigger sales. She will use the profits to invest in her butcher shop. She is planning to make some changes in the structure.

She dreams of having a nice house and a successful business with employees. Carmen and her group thank all of you for your support.

In this group: Carmen, Gisela, Vinirda, Ramona, Caridad, Santa, Alfredo, Marcelina, Rosalia*, Francisca
*not pictured

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