A loan of $1,550 helped a member to purchase clothing for sale.

Luchnado Por El Progreso 3 Group's story

Mimosa is the coordinator of her group: Luchando Por El progreso (Fighting for Progress). Her story is representative of both her group and Kiva partner Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated from Haiti to the Dominican Republic) clients more generally. Her group is based in the areas surrounding La Romana where the economy centers around the sugarcane harvest and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable at best. Here she makes her home as a single mother of two children.

Mimosa is excited to take her second loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her first without problems. She plans to use this loan to invest in new merchandise for her clothing business. She will purchase six pairs of pants, four blouses, three skirts, 12 pairs of panties and 12 pairs of men's underwear. By making a large purchase she can negotiate a better price and make a healthy profit. With the profits she plans to continue constructing her house and to proviD. better food for her children. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Mimosa, Leyda, Hilda, Martha*, Yemena, Gisela, Rosamena, Celina, Estela, Denia
*not pictured

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