A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy second hand clothes and blankets.

Hoyo Del Toro 1, 2, 4 & 6 Group's story

Carmen is the coordinator of the group Hoyo del Toro, named in honor of their community name. This is a small community on the road to San Pedro D. Macoris and this group has 20 business people. Carmen is a young mother of three children.

Carmen sells clothes, especially second hand clothes, in a flea market close to her community. When the Esperanza program went to her community, she decided to have a loan for her business, after 10 loans she has been able to establish her business and to proviD. for her family. She will invest this loan to buy a bag of used clothes and blankets.

Carmen said that her most biggest challenge is to raise her children into a better enviroment, she wants to give them a safer life, and with few needs as possible; she is working to proviD. school, food, clothes and other needs. She enjoys learning and taking care of her children.

She is dreaming to see her children attend the University, graduate and become professionals. Thank you!

Carmen is the lady on the right bottom in the picture.

In this group: Carmen, Erica, Omaris, Alexandra, Altagracia*, Juana, Ada, Maria, San, Elsa, Juana, Ana, Maria, Severa*, Maria, Regina, Margarita*, Evelin, Eva, Emilia
*not pictured

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