A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables.

Embajadores 1 & 2 Group's story

Juan is the coordinator of his group Embajadores 1 & 2 ("Ambassadors"). He is excited to be taking out his sixth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid his previous loan and grown his business. This associate began with Esperanza because it is an interesting program offering more than just loans and low interest.

Juan plans to use this loan to invest in his business: a fruit stand where he sells all kinds of fruit. He makes his home in a simple structure with his long-term partner and two children. He has had his business for almost four years, starting when he stopped working in private enterprise. He says that his most difficult challenge for now has been to travel to the USA. In the meantime he plans to continue to enjoy his work, being with his family and playing dominoes. He will use his profits to invest in his business and house. His future plan is to have a fruit mall and a vehicle.

His group is located in rural areas surrounding La Romana, where the sugarcane harvest and tourist industry dominate the economy. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable electricity and running water (none of which is potable).

In this group: Juan, Santa, Felipa, Candida, Ana, Esperanza, Nanita, Mayleny*, Roseleine, Marilin
*not pictured

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