A loan of $5,700 helped a member to buy bags of rice.


Unidos Para El Futuro 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Yrene is a member of a loan group called Unidos para el Futuro (United for the Future) 1, 2 & 3. Its members live in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo, where running water is non-potable and electricity is unreliable. Yrene is excited to be taking out her ninth loan in four years from Esperanza. With these loans she was able to start her business.

One of the most important products for the day's main meal is the rice. Yrene went into business buying rice wholesale and selling it in small bags, sometimes on credit. She uses her profits to reinvest in her business.

She lives with her long-term partner and their three children in a very simple home in one of the poorest neighborhoods in their area. Despite her poverty, she is determined to care for her children and pay for the cost of their education. She thanks you for your support.

In this group: Yrene, Rosita, Altagracia, Rafaela, Luz, Enrique, Ysabel, Felicia, Geanny, Maria, Ana, Ruth, Raisa, Cruz, Santa
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