A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy sheets, quilts, curtains, towels and bath sets.

Mujeres Unidas Para Un Mejor Futuro Group's story

Fermina is the coordinator of the group United Women for a Better Future 1 and 2. She is married and has 3 children. Both parents (mother and father) were educated and raised their children. She tells us that her most difficult challenges or tribulations have been devoting herself to her children to give them a better quality of life and improving their financial situation. Fermina loves to play dominoes.

Fermina is very excited about receiving her first loan from Esperanza International, which she plans to use to begin a business selling sheets, bedspreads, curtains, towels, and bath sets. She is planning to buy various pieces of each item and sell them on the street in her community and nearby communities. She is thinking of using the income of her business to reinvest once again, to save, and mend her dining room set. Her most cherished dreams are to be able to have a stable business and to see her community prosper.

Fermina and her group are located in a zone of little resources in the city of Santiago, which is one of the most populated in the Dominican Republic. They are going to devote themselves to various areas of work such as clothes, cosmetics, shoes, beauty salons, grocery stores, and others.

In this group: Fermina, Mary, Yohanna, Yluminada, Esperanza, Suleiky, Ana, Francisca, Raquel, Milagros, Lorenza, Florentina, Idely, Dileixis, Fidelia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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