A loan of $3,000 helped a member to purchase used clothing to sell.

Vecinos Unidos 1,2, &3 Group's story

Maria is the coordinator of her group. Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United). Her story is representative of both her group members and Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently moved from the Haiti to the DR) clients. Her group is based in the Samana peninsuL. where both running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable at best. Here she makes her home in a simple structure with her husband and three children.

Maria is excited to take her first loan from Esperanza. She plans to use this loan to improve her business, selling used clothing. She has over two years experience and believes that there is a market for her new inventory. She hopes to use the profits from this business to purchase an inverter (to deal with the long periods of blackout), home appliances and a computer for her children. She recognizes that all of these goals will take time but as she develops her business, she hopes to accomplish all of these goals including her long-term goal of having her own vehicle and a better home.

In this group: Maria, Miledy, Francisco , Casilda, Dolores , Santo, Fausta, Ramona, Emma, Johanny, Yanilda, Dulce, Eulalia, Matilde, Antalia

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