A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy rice, flour, sugar, canned food and other foods.


La Reforma 1, 4 & 5 Group's story

Alexandra is the coordinator of her group named La Reforma 1, 4 & 5 (Reform). She has a long term partner, four children and lives in San Pedro de Macoris, a city famous for baseball players and sugar cane industries. The main economic activity here is the free trading zone, a cement factory, and other businesses. For around eight years Alexandra has operated a colmado: a shop where you can find basic food staples. Colmados are within short walking distances from neighborhood homes. She started her business with a loan she receive from a friend. She plans to use this loan to increase her inventory by purchasing rice, sugar, canned food, vegetables, flour and other foods. Alexandra is a hard-working mother. She uses her profits to provide any needs for her family. She also she uses her profits to save and to reinvest in her business. She still is dreaming about her future and she wants to have a better life, live in tranquility and safety, rebuild her house, and have a stable business. Alexandra says that her biggest goal is to have her own house. That is why she is saving and dividing her home expenses with her husband's income. She is very thankful for all your support. Your support for her and other members in this group can make their dreams come true.

In this group: Alexandra, Maria, Anita, Filomena, Elicia, Solange, Martha, Maria*, Agustide, Andrea, Ramona*, Nereida, Ana, Lourdes, Yomaly
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