A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy planting pots and ice cream buckets.

Las Milagrosas 2 & 3 Group's story

R. is the coordinator of her group Las Milagrosas 2 & 3 (the miraculous women). Her group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo and is composed of ten businesspeople.

R. lives in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their two children. She says that her biggest challenge is to continue living a Christian life according to the gospel. This is her second loan with Esperanza Internacional.

R. has had her business for more than two years. She buys planting pots and paints them, then sells them painted and decorated. Most of her clients buy them to plant flowers. After she had started this a friend told her about selling ice cream; she then bought a freezer and four ice cream buckets of different flavors. Now she is selling both painted pots and ice cream. She will use this loan to purchase one dozen pot sets and four buckets of ice cream.

She will use her business profits to buy her children school supplies, because the school season is coming. After this she will be able to save the profits and reinvest the rest in her business.

She enjoys being with her family and painting. She dreams of having her own house; this is one of the reasons she is saving and taking the loans to invest in her business activities.

In this group: Rosa, Francisca, Adalgisa, Wendy, Dorotea, Anselma, Josefina*, Yomary, Angela, Santa
*not pictured

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