A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy different meats for his butcher shop..


La Fortaleza 1 & 2 Group's story

Edermiro is the coordinator of the La Fortaleza (The Strength) 1 & 2 Group. This group is located in the town of Hato Mayor, whose economy depends on farming and is in the northeastern part of the country. Edermiro has a wife and nine children, three of whom live at home.

Edermiro will use this loan to buy different meats. He has a butcher shop where he sells beef, pork, chicken, and goat meat. He is excited to be taking his 14th loan with Kiva partner Esperanza, after having successfully repaid his previous loans and grown his business. Edermiro started his business with his first Esperanza loan nearly seven years ago. His most critical challenge is to save and rebuild his house.

Edermiro will reinvest the profits in his business and continue to save for the construction of his own house. His dreams are to live comfortably and save with his partner. He became interested in and motivated to join Esperanza after he was encouraged by others in this group to be part of the program and start his business.

In this group: Edermiro, Maria, Eliana, Alita, Eliasin, Degean, Flor, Adargisa, Raphael, Roselia
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