A loan of $2,150 helped a member men´s and women´s shirts, belts, pants.


Mujeres En Accion 1 Y 2 Group's story

Maria lives in Santo Domingo, the congested capital of the Dominican Republic, which has an economy that is largely based on services and tourism. She lives in a northern neighborhood where running water and electricity are less dependable than having intense traffic jams and heat. She is also the group coordinator of her Bank of Hope, and is currently starting her first loan with Esperanza International.

Maria owns a business where she sells clothes to neighbors, friends, family, and anyone else who happens to come by. With this loan she will buy a dozen each of men's polo shirts, women's blouses, belts, and pants. She would like to make enough money to keep reinvesting in her business, and with the rest she wants to buy a radio for her children.

In the future Maria dreams of having two other employees and owning a small bus which would allow her to be able to go out and sell her clothing in more rural areas. She strongly believes that with Esperanza International she will progress and rise up above her poverty. Maria thanks you all for being part of this dream!

In this group: Maria, Geraldina, Mercedes, Maritza, Maria, Custodio, Loides, Isabel, Martina, Maria
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