A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy cooking oil, flour, meat, cheese, vegetables, ham, etc.

Llegando Lejos 1 & 5 Group's story

Ana is the coordinator of her group, Llegando Lejos (Going Far) 1 & 5. Her story is representative of her group's members, who are Haitin borrowers living in the Dominican Republic to attain a better future. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding El Seybo, an agricultural area where running water (none of which is portable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their children.

Ana is excited to be taking her ninth loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loan and growing her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling empanadas (a fried treat usually made of meat or cheese encased in fried dough). She will be purchasing cooking oil, flour, meat, cheese, ham, eggs and vegetables. This is a popular food, specially for a snack, breakfast or dinner. She will use the profits to buy school supplies for her children and for saving to one day own her own home. Ana thanks you for your support.

In this group: Ana, Anita, Nelsi, Rosa, Yolena, Sedilia, Julia, Denise, Ronal, Renelia
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