A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy flour, oil, rice and sugar.

El Eden Iii Group's story

Celenia S. is a 46-year-old woman who lives in a small town in the eastern province of Hato Mayor in the Dominican Republic. Two years ago she opened a small colmado, or store that sells staple foods and accessories. But she lacks enough capital to buy inventory for her store. The money from this loan will go towards buying oil, rice, sugar and flour to sell to her customers. Celenia said that she hopes to continue to grow her business so that she will be able to support her five children (ages 21, 20, 19, 17, and 16) and continue providing them with the education they need to obtain good jobs in the future.

Celenia leads a five-person group, El Eden III. Each of these Dominican entrepreneurs unites in solidarity, so that they can secure access to funding that they would never otherwise be able to receive on their own. One of the other women in the group has a small salon, one prepares and sells food in the street and the others sell clothing.

On behalf of Celenia, the El Eden group, and the entire team here at Esperanza International, we thank you for your support for this group!

In this group: Celenia, Mencia, Trinidad, Casimira, Mercedes

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