A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy flour, meats, vegetables, cooking oil, etc.

Miramar Femenina 1 & 2 Group's story

Deyeana is the coordinator of Grupo Miramar Femenina 1 and 2. The group is maD. up of ten women who have businesses selling clothing, shoes, and cosmetics, among other things. Some of them sell door-to-door while others run their businesses out of their homes.

Deyeana is very excited to receive her thirteenth loan from Esperanza Internacional. She's been getting loans from us and investing them in her business ever since she started it seven years ago. She will use the current loan to buy ingredients for maK. empanadas (dough stuffed with meats and vegetables and then fried or baked) such as flour, meats, vegetables, cooK. oil.

In the future she would like to have a shop where she sells empanadas. She currently sells them at the local school. She also wants to build a kitchen in her house and buy a car, which is her biggest challenge. She enjoys singing, going to church, and sharing with her friends.

This group is in the town of Samana, a popular tourist destination on the Atlantic Ocean that's surrounded by a lush, mountainous landscape. The community has few economic resources and services, since it's a very rural area. The main business in town belong to the members of this group.

In this group: Deyeana, Marcelina, Ramona, Josefina, Margarita, Ydersa, Nery, Felicita, Rebeca, Rosanna

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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