A loan of $1,425 helped a member used & new clothing, sheets, & slippers.


La Fuerza De Cristo 5&6 Group's story

Azulia is a 53-year-old borrower who lives near La Romana, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for the group La Fuerza de Cristo (The Strength of Christ), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in her group.

The area surrounding La Romana is dominated by the vast sugar fields of the Dominican Republic. Electricity is scarce and there is no access to potable water. Despite the difficulties of living in this area, Azulia successfully runs a small business selling clothing and some other items. With this loan, Azulia will purchase new and used clothing, as well as bed sheets and sandals, to sell to her community.

This is Azulia’s third loan with Esperanza International, and with a perfect repayment record so far, she hopes it will not be her last. She came to Esperanza because the interest was lower than what she was able to find elsewhere, with no collateral. With the profits her loan brings, Azulia hopes to finish building her home. She also hopes to purchase a small van so that she will have transportation for both her business and her family. Thank you for lending to Azulia and the La Fuerza de Cristo group!

In this group: Azulia, Vanilia, Noel, Andrea, Magalis, Mercedes, Silvana, Clautide, Lucia, Jesumene
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