Total loan: $2,275

Esperanza En Fe Group

Samaná, Samana, Dominican Republic / Clothing

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A loan helped Women's shoes, tennis shoes, and clothing.

Esperanza En Fe Group's story

Rafael is the coordinator of his loan group, "Esperanza en Fe" (Hope in Faith). His story is representative of his group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. His group is located in the Samana Peninsula, a rugged, lush area with a nascent tourism industry where running water is not potable and electricity is unreliable. He makes his home here in a simple structure with his extended family. Rafael is excited to be taking his first loan from Esperanza and he is excited by the opportunity to expand his business. He sells tennis shoes, women's shoes and used clothing. He plans to use this loan to buy more merchandise to sell. He will use the profits to make his home more livable and to purchase some animals to raise for food. He thanks you for your support.