A loan of $1,050 helped a member to purchase beach apparel and paintings to expand his souvenir shop.


Las Amigas Unidas 1 Group's story

The members of Group 1 of the Amigos Unidos (United Friends) Bank of Hope have already been clients of Esperanza International for a year. They have experienced success in their businesses and most of them are expanding the activities with which they first started. The group members have businesses in prepared food sales, breakfast sales, and water distribution.



Serge D. is the group representative and he owns a souvenir shop in San Pedro de Macoris. His souvenir shop mostly caters to tourists. He sells crafts made of materials like clay, thatch, and wood. With this loan, he will purchase some paintings (Haitian art has an especially high demand in souvenir shops in Dominican Republic), along with some beach apparel like towels, bathing suits, and sunscreen. He would like to see his shop become a reference for souvenir shops in San Pedro de Macoris, and to be a better Christian each day.



Please help us support these entrepreneurs through this Kiva loan. Thank you!

In this group: Serge, Pola, Rosita, Gina, Joseline


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