A loan of $6,100 helped a member to buy meat such as pork, beef and bacon.

Mata De Palma En Desarrollo 3, 5 & 7 Group's story

Carmen is the coordinator of the group Mata de Palma en Desarrollo (which means: 'palm tree in development'). The group is named after the community where it is located, in Hato Mayor city, in the eastern part of the country. Hato Mayor is a fairly mountainous region where the principal industry is agriculture.

Carmen is a mother of four children and they live together with her and their father. She said that her most difficult challenge has been to create her business. In the past it was very difficult, because she did not have enough money to start one up, but after she found Esperanza and took out her loans, she was able (like other members in this group) to open her business.

Carmen is excited about her thirteenth loan with Esperanza. After almost seven years in her business, she has expanded her little butcher shop into a bigger one, with more quantity of meats to supply more clients. With this loan she will increase her inventory and make even bigger sales. She will use the profits to invest in her butcher shop and she will start to save part of it to make one of her dreams come true: to start building her house. She dreams of having a nice house and a successful business with employees. Carmen and her group thank all of you for your support.

There are three photos to complete this group of 15 members because this pictures were taken in their community and we try to make visible as many faces as possible.

In this group: Carmen, Vinirda, Maria, Ramona, Caridad, Santa, Marcelina, Rosalia, Alfredo, Francisca, Isabel, Dolores, Pedro, Altagracia, Berva

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