A loan of $2,425 helped a member buy an inventory of shoes.


Jehova Es Mi Pastor Groups 1 & 4's story

Juana S. is a mother of three and lives in Santiago, a crowded city in the Dominican Republic. She lives in a community called Los Salados, where many women have taken out loans from Esperanza. Seeing these women use their loans to start new businesses has encouraged Juana to get involved as well, and she became a group leader.

This is Juana’s first loan, and she will use it to start her own small business. Juana plans to sell shoes. She will open a small street stall in her community and sell shoes to people on the streets. This small business will serve as supplementary income for family.

Juana is excited to embark on her new business venture. She is thankful for the opportunity to take out her micro-loan, because it will provide her with access to capital that she would not have otherwise had. She hopes this will be the first step along a path that will lead to a better life for her family.

In this group: Juana , Fatima, Candida, Juana, Paola, Lucia, Margarita, Deisy, Niurka, Mariluz


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