A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy meat, bread, juice and cosmetics.

Las Flores 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Lourdes is a borrower who lives in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, Las Flores 1, 2 & 3, (The Flowers). This group is composed of 15 businesswomen, all dedicated to doing business around their community and in other neighborhoods in the city.

Lourdes and her long-term partner have two children and live in a simple home in Santiago, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic. Urban areas of the Dominican Republic are very overcrowded. Lourdes sells Avon products, showing the catalog, and then her clients order them. She also operates a food stall where she sells 'Riky' (a meatball sandwich, very popular on the north coast of the country). She sells this in the morning and at night. With her business profits she will be able to reinvest in her food stall. She wants to expand the menu.

This is Lourdes’ fourth loan with Esperanza International, and she hopes to continue taking out loans to grow her business and improve the home life of her family.

In this group: Lourdes, Molarda, Adisa, Agueda, Ana, Antonia, Ayarilis, Betsaida, Wendy, Sonia, Rosario, Santa*, Otilia, Vetania, Maria
*not pictured

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