Total loan: $1,100

Cristo Viene (Grupo 5) Group

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Samaná, Samana, Dominican Republic / Services

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A loan helped to buy supplies and a sewing machine.

Cristo Viene (Grupo 5) Group's story

Sara is the coordinator of her group Cristo Viene (Christ is Coming), 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 Samana, a lush rugged peninsula with a blossoming tourism industry, where, nevertheless, running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple house, as a single mother with two children. Sara is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loan and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her small sewing/clothing sales business she runs out of her home. She would like to buy a sewing machine and some supplies: bedsheets, curtains, pillows, fabric, etc. She will use the profits to make improvements to the structure which houses her home/business and towards her children's well-being, by purchasing school supplies and other essentials. She hopes to be able to keep her business stable to ensure a good future for her family. She thanks you all for your support.