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Total loan: $4,900
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Cristo Es La Esperanza 1, 2 & 3 Group

Dominican Republic
La Romana, Dominican Republic / Fruits & Vegetables

A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy fruits, vegetables, and other goods to resell at her stall.


Cristo Es La Esperanza 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Josefa is the coordinator of Cristo es la Esperanza 1, 2 & 3 (Christ is the Hope 1, 2 & 3). She lives with her long-term partner and their four children in a simple structure, located in a rural community in La Romana. Specifically, the community is a batey (company town) founded for sugar cane workers where she, her family, and the other 14 micro-entrepreneur women in this group reside.

Josefa says that her most important challenges are to have her own house in the main city, and to raise, educate and support her children. She operates a fruits and vegetables stall, a place where she sells goods to make the daily food. Normally she sells to her neighbors. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying goods to resell, including vegetables, fruits, meats, and charcoal.

Josefa is excited to receive her fifth loan with Esperanza, each previous one having helped her to improve her business. With her profits, she will reinvest in her business and save. Josefa thanks all of you for your support of her business and her group.

In this group: Josefa, Lenaise, Isiane, Martires*, Kenia, Diola, Lesuamena, Andrea, Violeta, Altagracia, Manice, Lucia, Anamaria, Esmina, Fernanda
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: March 18, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: March 18, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International