A loan of $1,775 helped a member purchasing new styles of sandals and shoes.


El Señor Es Mi Pastor 3 & 4 Group's story

Evelin O. (third from left in the photo) is a young entrepreneur who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for a borrowing group called El Señor es mi Pastor (The Lord is my Shepherd), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in the group.

Evelin lives in Boca Chica, a small coastal town about 30 minutes west of San Pedro de Macorís. She is 22 years old, and this is her very first loan with Esperanza. Evelin lives with her mother and father, two siblings, and her two children. With her loan, Evelin hopes to expand her business as a shoe saleswoman. Typically, customers will order a certain style or color of shoes, and Evelin will buy them and bring them to the customer’s home. This business plan helps differentiate her from shoe salespeople who only sell on the street or in shops. Evelin is taking out this loan to help her diversify the selection of shoes available to her customers.

Evelin hopes that she can continue to receive loans after her first loan is repaid. Eventually, she would like to have her own store and greatly expand her line of offered products. Her children are very young, and Evelin hopes to send them to the best schools possible so they can have businesses of their own when they grow up. Thank you for lending to Evelin and to El Señor es mi Pastor group!

In this group: Evelin, Rosa, Martha, Juana, Ana, Cristina, Jeniza, Rosa, Loyda, Cristina
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