A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy food supplies for a small cafeteria: water, meat, soft drinks, bread, fruit etc.

Con Cristo Y Nuestro Esfuerzo Group's story

Maria is the coordinator of her group Con Cristo y Nuestro Esfuerzo (With Christ and our Effort), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally — many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in L. Romana, a rural area of the country dedicated to the sugar cane harvest, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure, alone with her three children.

Maria is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her small cafeteria by buying essential supplies: big bottles of water (which she also sells), meat, soft drinks, bread, fruit, etc. She will use the profits to develop her business further and to better the living conditions of her family. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maria, Dalia, Isabel, Marie, Angelita

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