A loan of $5,000 helped a member small Food Store.


Las Maria Group's story

"Las Maria" is one of the prime examples of the good affects of microcredit loans. Every member of this group of 15 is applying for their 7th loan! Each member took out their first loan from Esperanza International having virtually nothing. Now, going on their 7th loan, each member has had success with their very own business.

Antonia A. is the chosen group representative and has proven to be a great leader and a blessing to the group. She is a very hardworking woman who is very diligent in everything she does. She is the mother of 5 children, and they were the reason she took out her first loan. She has always wanted to provide a good life for her family, and for the first time in her life she is starting to be able to provide for them. She looks for this next loan to increase her business and to continue to grow. She dreams of being able to travel and having her own thriving food market someday. On behalf of Antonia, the rest of the group, and Esperanza International: Thank you for your support!!

In this group: Antonia, Gricelida, Tomasita, Graciela*, Cecilia, Lucia, Barbara*, Alexandra, Angela, Juana, Marianela, Gilda*, Melisa, Juena, Constanza
*not pictured


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