A loan of $3,825 helped a member to purchase household goods and food products.


Las Asusenas Group's story

Antonio is a 47 year-old man who never stops working hard, nor trying to improve the quality of his life. He lives in an impoverished community on the outskirts of the capital of Santo Domingo with his wife and an additional six family members.

He has owned a small colmado for some time, but is requesting this loan to improve, expand and grow his little business. A colmado, a very common type of business in the Dominican Republic, is essentially a small grocery store that offers community members basic food provisions (rice, beans, vegetables), as well as soaps, beverages, and miscellaneous household items. With the loan, he plans to expand his range of inventory and thereby attract new clients.

He dreams of one day having his own large grocery store, not just a neighborhood colmado, and believes that by continuing to work hard, saving, and being responsible, it is a real possibility. He insists that his children continue studying so that they can be productive members of society, and hopes that he himself will always progress in both his personal and economic life.

On behalf of everyone here at Esperanza International, and from Antonio himself, we thank you for your support with this micro loan!

In this group: Antonio, Deisy, Martha, Antonio, Maria, Petronila, Felipa, Daysi, Alejandro*, D'oleo
*not pictured


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