A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, cooking oil, canned meat, vegetables, flour, etc. for her store.

La Beneficiencia 2, 5 & 6 Group's story

Elimena is the group coordinator of La Beneficiencia 2, 5 & 6 (Beneficence), which is made up of 15 micro-entrepreneurs. She said that her most difficult challenge is to have a successful business.

Elimena operates a "colmado", a grocery store, where most of her neighbors buy their daily meals. She will use the loan to purchase many items like rice, sugar, cooking oil, canned meat, vegetables, flour, etc. to increase her business inventory. She is excited to receive her 12th loan with Esperanza International Dominican Republic since, with each loan, she has been able to make good investments in her business.

She represents women from Haiti who decided to start small businesses to supplement the insufficient incomes their households receive. She started her business when she received her first Esperanza International Dominican Republic loan, almost six years ago. This group is located in the city of San Pedro de Macoris, in one of the rural villages surrounding the main city. She enjoys attending church and working in her grocery store.

She thanks all of you for your support to her business and her group.

In this group: Elimena, Jaquelin, Rosa, Carina, Lelena, Ilei, Betilia, Altagracia, Luisa, Ibelice, Iliana*, Ante, Fulana, Leximise, Crismena
*not pictured

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