A loan of $1,725 helped a member purchasing items to sell such as: cooking utensils, sheets, curtains, cosmetics, silver jewelry, and other accessories.


El Triangulo 1 Group's story

Maria is the group coordinator of the Banco de Esperanza (Bank of Hope) El Triangulo (The Triangle). Her story is representative of both her group and of Esperanza's Haitian (many of whom have recently immigrated to the DR) and Dominican clients. The group is based in Puerto Plata, a small developing city with limited access to running water and unreliable electricity. She lives with her husband in a rented house with wooden walls, a tin roof and cement floors.

Maria came to Esperanza for a loan that would allow her to grow her business by buying more products to sell. She plans to buy various items to sell including: kitchen utensils, sheets, curtains, cosmetics, silver jewelry, and other accessories. She has more than six years of experience and has successfully paid back five loans in the past. Her loans have helped her support her family and have allowed her to offer help to others that live in her community.

In this group: Maria, Claudio, Luis, Lorenza, Nilda


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