Total loan: $2,350

Joyas Para Cristo 3, 4 Group

Santo Domingo Norte, Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic / Retail

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A loan helped To buy silver jewelry.

Joyas Para Cristo 3, 4 Group's story

Tania is one of the members of this entrepreneurs group Joyas para Cristo 3 & 4 'Jewels for Christ'. She is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She sells jewelry, especially silver. Her plans are to use this loan to invest in bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Tania´s story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients in general – many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo, an area where crime is rampant and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their two children. She is a single mom of 2 children, living with her parents. She said her most difficult challenges are to raise her children and to work on her university career, since it hasn´t been possible to find a job.