EverGift Successfully Completes First Loan in the Dominican Republic
Miami, Florida (June 26, 2015) – EverGift is proud to announce the successful completion of their first loan in the Dominican Republic. Founded by Matt Wanderer and Michael Douroux in 2008, EverGift lends donor and sponsor dollars to organizations allowing for an increase in small-loans to social entrepreneurs. Their latest investment empowered a group of young women in the Dominican Republic to launch their own private company, called Cuidame DR, which provides nanny and elderly care services to their community
Recent graduates of the DREAM Project’s A Ganar program, these 8 young women completed a 6 month training course in both health care and entrepreneurship, developing capacity in first aid, first response, early childhood education, hospice services, all while improving their fluency in English. In conjunction with DREAM and the DR Ministry of Health, these young entrepreneurs formed their own business, creating a marketing strategy, organizational structure, business plan and eventual employment.