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Total loan: $1,200
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Pasos Firme Group


A loan of $1,200 helped a member purchase additional materials for re-sale.


Pasos Firme Group's story

“Pasos Firme” is a group of five, all but one illiterate, entrepreneurs seeking additional loan funds from Esperanza International. The group’s past loans have been successfully repaid, and the group hopes to utilize an additional loan for further business expansion. Luisa is the coordinator for this group in El Seybo.

Luisa, mother of a ten-year-old child, operates three notably different entrepreneurial sales. Luisa sells vegetables, cellular phone recharge cards, and gas for stove-top cooking and lamps. Recently, Luisa’s husband has fallen ill, leaving Luisa to care for her ill husband and child, and continue to work for prosperity within her business. However, Luisa is dedicated and dreams of one day owning her own home.

Other members of Luisa’s bank run similar entrepreneurial operations including selling chicken, clothing, and undergarment sales. The bank as a whole is committed to successful completion of this additional micro-finance loan and past performance demonstrates competence and commitment.

On behalf of Esperanza and this group of business entrepreneurs, we would like to thank you for your support!

In this group: Natacha, Angela, Luisa, Taiana, Matilde
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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: February 3, 2009
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: February 3, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International