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Total loan: $1,375
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Pasos Firme Group


A loan of $1,375 helped a member purchase additional needed inventory for variety store.


Pasos Firme Group's story

Ana operates a variety store. In her store she is able to offer a wide variety of products including meats, vegetables, coffee, sugar, stove-top gas for cooking, and men’s and women’s clothing. Aided by Esperanza International, Ana has been able purchase materials in greater bulk to gain savings advantages and offer wider product variety to her customers. Ana has encountered some setbacks over the life of her business, including the death of loved ones, but her ambition remains to own her own home and to encourage the prosperity of her children (ages: 32, 30, 27, 24, 22, 20).

Ana is not alone in her quest to succeed through entrepreneurial activities. Ana is a member of the micro-finance bank “Pasos Firme”. Along with four other women, Ana is seeking additional loan funds from Esperanza to encourage growth in her business. Other member’s of Ana’s micro-finance bank run similar entrepreneurial ventures including selling fried food and ice cream, and used clothing sales.

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

In this group: Rosita, Marta, Ana, Mercedes, Emiliana
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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