A loan of $4,000 helped a member this group would like to improve their various businesses, like Ramona who would like to buy undergarments to sell from her home.


Plan De Lucha Group's story

Ramona Cornelio is a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband and three children (ages 14, 7, and 6) in a small community called Bejucal in the eastern province of Hato Mayor in the Dominican Republic. She began a small business selling undergarments two years ago and continues to increase her inventory with each loan. Ramona operates her business from her home and occasionally travels by bus from town to town. She has started this business so that she can provide her children with a good education and a comfortable home. In Ramona’s free time, she enjoys working with computers and spending time with her family.

Ramona is the leader of the 10-person micro-bank group, Plan de Lucha. In English, this means `fight plan´. Each of these unique Dominican entrepreneurs unite in solidarity, allowing them to access funding that they would otherwise never be able to receive on their own. On behalf of Ramona, the Plan de Lucha group, and the entire team here at Esperanza International, we thank you for your support with this micro loan!

In this group: Ramona, Avelino, Ceferino, Mercedez, Maria, Jose*, Martha, Ramona, Solanyi, Silverio
*not pictured


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