A loan of $4,850 helped a member para comprar Verduras, Vegetales y frutas.

Nuevo Progreso 3, 4 & 8 Group's story

Mercedes is one of the members of the Grupo Nuevo Progress (New Progress Group) 3, 4 & 8. The group is made up of 15 businesswomen who run a variety of businesses from sales, cosmetics, beauty salons, shoe sales, fruit and vegetables sales, and others. They sell their wares in their community and in other nearby areas northeast of the capital city Santo Domingo. Every day these small businesswomen work to improve their quality of life.

Mercedes is receiving her seventh loan from Esperanza Internacional (Hope International). It has been nearly four years since she started the program. She will use the loan for operating capital for her business selling fruits and vegetables. She sells her goods wholesale and to individuals. She sells to various businesses and families. She will purchase plantains, yucca, fruits, and vegetables with the loan.

Mercedes and her group are excited to receive your support; your support will help them reach their dreams. Mercedes hopes to have an established business which will allow her to support her family and make profound changes in her life like having a good home and stable economic situation.

In this group: Mercedes, Ana, Dominga, Zeneida, Yaquelin, Felicita, Maxima, Maria, Arelis, Sobeida, Yudelkis, Ramona, Antonina, Milady, Luz

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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