A loan of $2,500 helped a member purchasing more fresh fish to sell.

Fuente De Bendicion 1 & 2 Group's story

Members of Bank of Hope live in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic. Their town is very small with few industries or services that generate employment. And although fishing is a largely practiced, it receives little support or funding.

The business activities of these entrepreneurs are varied: juice bar/ice cream shop, cosmetics sales, clothing sales and fish selling. Fish in this area are especially good, caught and sold on the same day.

Lourdes T. is the group coordinator. She sells fish for a living. Lourdes buys fresh fish at the Sabana D. la Mar port, where fishermen offer it after they come from work. She takes it home, clean it and sells to customers.

Lourdes will use this loan to purchase more fish, which she can freeze if not sold in a short period of time. So far, her sales have been satisfactory. She hopes to increase sales to a level that in time, will allow her to finish building her house.

We'd like to thank you for your support these entrepreneurs.

In this group: Lourdes, Efigenia, Danuris, Magnolia, Daniela, Bernaldina, Gisela, Reina, Alejandra, Osvaldo

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