A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy candies, snacks, and other items.


El Progreso 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Anita lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, in a rural community. She is one of the borrowers from the group named El Progreso (The Progress) 1, 2 & 3, a group of Haitian citizens who have made their lives in the bateyes of the Dominican Republic.

Anita has two children who live with her and their father in a batey located in the north of San Pedro ("bateyes" are small rural communities built by sugar companies for their field workers). Despite her difficulties, Anita makes the most of her opportunities and she operates a little candy and snack stall where she sells candies such as gums and lollipops, and snack such as chips, cookies, and many other similar items. She operates her business during the day in front of the local school, and during the afternoon she moves her stall to her house. She visits other communities during the week, traveling to sell her products.

Anita is requesting a loan to purchase items to increase her inventory. Anita has had five previous loans and she has been able to bring changes to her family’s life, such as providing school supplies, shoes, clothing and tending to other needs.

In this group: Anita, Maria, Maria, Osimena, Maria, Lomena, Estefania, Maria, Maria, Yenilcia, Ruth, Mariana, Clemiles*, Dilcia, Omena
*not pictured


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