A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy goods like rice, oil, beans, and meat.


Ayudanos Señor 5 Group's story

Doris is the coordinator of the Ayúdanos Señor (Help Us Lord) Group 5. This group is composed of emigrants from Haiti who live in "bateyes" (company towns where sugar workers live) in the town of Romana, one of the Dominican Republic's tourist destinations, which have a high scale of luxury.

Doris is a cook. She sells food that she cooks to distribute to workers in closer bateyes, for sugar cane or construction workers.

She has two children. She lives in a simple home with her long-term partner and their children, in a house they got from the sugar cane industry that owns the batey where they live.

Doris is very excited to be receiving her seventh loan from Esperanza Internacional. She will invest it in her business, which she has had for about eight years.

She is planning to invest her loan in buying different cooking ingredients, such as rice, oil, beans, meat, and vegetables. She is dreaming of improving her business and getting more clients in other bateyes.

In this group: Doris, Yaniris, Cristal, Osena, Yiliana


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