A loan of $4,425 helped a member to purchase new clothing.


Cristo Salva 3,4,6 Group's story

Adeline lives in a small, isolated community in the Dominican Republic known as a "batey." A batey is typically composed of Haitian workers and their families who have immigrated to the Dominican Republic in order to work in the sugarcane fields.

Despite the difficult living situation and general lack of access to the outside world, Adeline and her other group members have started small businesses with Esperanza loans to augment their household income and help provide for their families.

Adeline works hard to maintain her diverse business so she can grow her income and has already seen her small business create a better life for her family.

She travels to surrounding large- and medium-sized cities to purchase new clothing that she then resells in her rural batey. Clothing, including pants, shirts, t shirts, shoes, and sandals, are available at low cost in the DR because it is an international textile creation hub.

Adeline sells products to her clients and returns to collect the money when she knows the client is able to pay. The deep social ties in her community are hugely important for the business. She dreams of one day purchasing her own home.

Thank you for your consideration of Adeline and her group, Cristo Salva (Christ Saves)!

In this group: Adeline, Juliana, Rosa, Benita, Santa, Enita*, Ysemanie, Francisco, Dieula, Luz, Lona, Dieudonne, Celita, Leize, Lena
*not pictured


This loan is special because:

It includes access to healthcare services and business and vocational training.


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