A loan of $3,175 helped a member buy underware in bulk and resell it.

El Samaritano 3,5 Group's story

Julissa is the coordinator of her group called El Samaritano (The Samaritan). Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti).

Her group is located in a rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor, an area where the economy is centered around agriculture and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. Julissa makes her home here in a simple structure. She is a single mother with two children.

Julissa is excited to be taking out her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to buy underwear in bulk and then resell it at retail prices in the main market. Julissa will use the profits to support her children by purchasing shoes and by repairing the floor in her home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Julissa, Feliz , Yanelisa, Miguelina, Colporina, Maria, Cirilo, Angela

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