A loan of $2,000 helped a member buy a freezer for school cafeteria.


Peniel 2 Group's story

Brigida S. and her group (Group 2 from the Peniel Bank of Hope) are starting their fourth loan cycle through Esperanza International, Kiva's partner. Brigida has four grown-up children; three female and one male. The females are all Esperanza clients through microloans.

Brigida has a small cafeteria at a local school. Right now she is facing a problem: She doesn’t have anything to keep the drinks she sells cold, so she has to buy ice blocks for this purpose. Sometimes the kids at the school don’t want to buy the water, juices and soft drinks she sells because they’re not cold, which is necessary in a tropical country like the Dominican Republic. So Brigida will use this loan to buy a freezer where she can store the drinks. She has already seen one that is on sale for a good price, she says.

When the school is closed, Brigida sells fried Johnny cakes and drinks at her house. In time, she would like to have her own colmado (convenience/grocery store) so she can sell in the same place permanently.

Thank you for supporting these entrepreneurs!

In this group: Brigida, Monica, Maria, Ana , Francisca
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