A loan of $2,550 helped a member buy Additional Food Offerings for "Colmado".

Mujeres Luchando Por El Progreso Group's story

“Mujeres Luchando Por El Progresso”, or Women Fighting for Progress, is a group of ten entrepreneurs seeking additional loan funds from Esperanza International. The group’s past loan has been successfully repaid, and the group hopes to use additional loan funds for further business expansion. Altagracia is one of the coordinators for this group in Santiago.

Altagracia, mother of three (ages: 7, 5, 2), operates a “colmado” or small food stand selling Dominican staple foods such as rice, oil, bread, and sugar. Due to Altagracia’s established clientele base she is able to sell her food items on credit to her customers and collect the money in installment payments. This makes it easier for her customers to purchase the food items they need. Altragracia wants to see her business grow so that she can continue to provide for the physical needs of her three children and husband.

Other members of Altagracia’s bank run similar entrepreneurial activities including bean, undergarment, and shoe sales as well as a restaurant and beauty salon.

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

In this group: Altagracia, Nancy, Ana, Ana, Digna, Yeraldin, Antonia, Paulina, Teresa, Katty

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