Cherida George belongs to one of HOPE’s first savings groups in Haiti, “Let Us Get Together.” The wife of a local pastor, Cherida helps support their family of ten by selling rice and corn. Joining a savings group and saving $2.52 each week enabled Cherida to purchase more rice and corn when market prices were lower, enabling her to resell larger quantities when prices were higher. Cherida looks forward to her group’s upcoming second savings cycle. “I am very happy to be a part of the group because the group taught us how to come together and save and support each other,” she says. “When we put our money together, people could have enough to start a business.”
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