A loan of $1,525 helped a member purchase merchandise for resale.


Las Reinas 1 Group's story

The members of this group from Las Reinas Bank of Hope are receiving their first loan through Kiva's partner, Esperanza International. These enthusiastic entrepreneurs expect to improve their income and quality of life with their business activities.

Mari B., 25, and Robinson R., 30, are two of the group members. They are both single. Mari has three children and Robinson has one child. Mari sells personal-care products and Robinson sells fruits and vegetables at the local market. Since neither of them completed high school (Mari only reached middle school), both of them are very committed to providing a better education for their children so they can have a better life and hopefully, break the poverty cycle they've been born in.

On behalf of Esperanza International, thank you for supporting these new entrepreneurs!

In this group: Mari , Robinson , Altagracia , Patricia , Francisca
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