A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy flour, cooking oil, meat, vegetables, etc.

Asmenvi 1 & 2 Group's story

Fabia is the coordinator of her group "Asmenvi 1 & 2 ". This group is located in the rural area surrounding Samana where the economy is dominated by the tourist industry. The group members are dedicated to selling cloth, food, shoes and many other miscellaneous products in their “batey” community (generally made up of poor, migrant workers) and other nearby communities.

Four years ago, Fabia started her business from her savings. She plans to use this loan to invest in her food stall which sells Empanadas (filled fried dough). She will buy flour, meat, cooking oil, vegetables, and other goods. She makes round dough, fills it with different ingredients, fries it and then sells the Empanadas in her food stall at night.

Fabia says her most difficult challenge has been to improve her business and vary her product with different ingredients. She thanks the Lord for these loans which have enabled her to increase her economic activities. One of her favorite things to do is to serve. Fabia is excited about her third loan and will use the profits to improve her business. She thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Fabia, Carlita, Teresa, Sicta, Lilian, Bernarda, Esperanza*, Benita, Maria, Evelin
*not pictured

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