How sweet? From making you feel sweet to making sweets: DR’s Gov’t offers Loans for sex workers

The Danilo Medina Government of the DR started a plan to help sex workers to improve themselves by organizing loans via the Solidarity Bank program, so they can set up small businesses, and leave behind their work as prostitutes.

{IMAGE VIA - eldia.com.do} Maira Jimenez, director of Solidarity Bank, made the announcement while opening a new branch in San Cristobal, where there is a large group of women who have already received their loans. (APOCRYPHAL: No more "Shopping Sprees" to Barbados for you!)

{IMAGE VIA eldia.com.do} Maira Jimenez, director of Solidarity Bank, made the announcement while opening a new branch in San Cristobal, where there is a large group of women who have already received their loans. (APOCRYPHAL: No more “Shopping Sprees” to Barbados for you!)

The women have set up businesses to work as manicurists and pedicurists, stylists, cake and sweet makers, yoghurt manufacturers and other lines of work. To begin with, the bank will be running the program together with the Movement for United Women, (MODEMU), which is headed up by Jacqueline Montero, who is a councilor in San Cristobal.

Jimenez said that the objective is to help these sex workers leave behind the danger and sadness of life on the streets and become happy women with a dignified life.

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