A loan of $5,000 helped a member to invest in the purchase of more beauty supplies.

Trabajando Para El Futuro Group's story

Ines Calcaño is determined to make a better a world for herself and her family. She lives in a town in Samaná where she can see the beautiful beaches, and she sees as many tourists as she pleases in the Dominican Republic.

Like any Dominican, her favorite foods are rice, chicken, and beans. She has three young adult children aged 20, 25, and 33. When they were little, she worked hard to bring up those future fighters of life. Now is time to fight for her own financial ease.

With the help of her small business, she is able to accomplish those desires. She sells hair products to small beauty salons near by: shampoo, conditioner, hair color, and others. Tourists love getting traditional hair styles, and there are also other women living in the same town who come to those beauty salons. Products that are put on their hair are the very products that Ines sells with such love and joy. Today the business has been growing; with the help of her group "Trabajando para el futuro," in time it could be fulfilling. Stories like hers are an example of what is done thanks to you lenders.

Ines and her story are typical of the "Trabajando Para el Futuro" Bank of Hope; she belongs to a group of 20 men and women who work hard to improve their lives with the help of their small loans. Each of these men and women has taken out a similar loan to that of Ines's, and on behalf of all of them, and our team here at Esperanza, thank you for your support!

In this group: Ines, Clara, Emerenciana, Santa, Licet, Bertha, Cirilo, Antonia, Marcela, Eladia, Rosa, Mardanisia*, Anjela, Aniberca, Teresa, Santa, Esperanza*, Rosa, Yoselin, Isabel
*not pictured

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