A loan of $950 helped a member purchase of jeans, underwear, and ingredients to make bread.


Esperanza Y Progreso 3 Group's story

Juana C. (in the middle wearing a white shirt) is a Haitian immigrant living in Monte Coca, a batey in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic. A batey is a village of sugar cane cutters and their families. Many of them don’t leave the bateys. Instead, they buy everything locally to avoid transportation costs.

In the morning, Juana makes and sells bread to her local community; in the afternoon, she sells clothes. With this loan, she will purchase both men and women jeans, underwear, firewood and ingredients for making bread. She has been in the business for as long as she can remember, always working as the hours in the day permit. Juana’s situation has pressured her to become the hard worker that she is. She is living as an immigrant, learning a foreign tongue, and is single mother raising four children. She hopes that with her profits she can one day buy a horse and a cow.



Please strongly consider lending to Juana and her group. Esperanza thanks you for your support.

In this group: Juana , Theodore, Elsa, Betanie, Margarita


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