Dionisa is a special loan client with Esperanza and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the town of El-Seibo, an agricultural town where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their child.
Dionisa is excited to be taking her sixth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her auto repair business by purchasing spark plugs, tires, oil, and brake pads. She will use the profits in her home by purchasing a more secure metal door and adding a room for her child. She thanks you all for your support.