A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy chicken, fish, coconut, sweet potatoes, cooking oil, etc.

Amor Y Amistad 1 & 2 Group's story

Martires is the coordinator of his group, Amor y Amistad 1 & 2 (Love and Peace). He makes his home here in a simple structure with his long-term partner and their two children. Martires is excited to be taking his sixteenth loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid his previous loan and having developed his business by expanding his client base and by buying more products.

Martires has had his business for almost ten years, starting with the first loan he received from Esperanza, after some neighbors invited him to join the group.

He plans to use this loan to invest in his business by purchasing pounds of fish and chicken to sell fried with sweet potatoes and fried plantain, as well as coconuts in order to sell their water. He will continue using his business profits to provide a better life for his family by finishing building their house and by providing warm food, clothing, and for other needs.

Martires’ group is located in Samana, a lush rugged peninsula with a burgeoning tourism industry, where most of the group members sell their products in their communities and surrounding areas.

In this group: Martires, Adelina, Mary, Gertrudis, Epifanio, Carlos*, Jesus*, Claudia, Ana, Maria
*not pictured

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