A loan of $825 helped a member massage machines, massage ointments and lotions.

Arcoiris Group 2's story

Marcia M. D., pictured in the middle, is the coordinator of her five-member group. She resides in Carlo Alvares, a small town in the sector of Villa Mella, part of Santo Domingo Norte. Marcia is a single mother and lives with her two sons. The youngest is 16, and is a senior in high school and wants to study electronics. The eldest, 18, is a sophomore in college who wants to study informational engineering and is learning Japanese. Marcia has had six years of experience working as a massage therapist, going home to home.

With this loan she plans to buy two massage machines that would help her avoid unnecessary strain on her hands, so she can have more sessions per day. She would also invest in massage lotions and ointments to sell which boost her income. Through Esperanza, Marcia plans to take marketing courses in order to become a better businesswoman.

Through the additional income from her business as a result of this loan, Marcia hopes to be able to pay for her son's college without it being such a huge burden on her household. She also hopes to begin to save part of her income so her eldest son can study abroad in Japan in a year or two. One of her dreams is to open her own aesthetic center, where she would have others work for her, and only attend lifelong customers, while she manages the business.

Marcia will share this loan with the other members of her group.

In this group: Marcia, Juana, Yosary, Eulalia, Marisol

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