A loan of $2,525 helped a member blouses, pants and perfume.


Si Se Puede 1 & 2 Group's story

Carolina, 29, is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, Si Se PueD. (Yes You Can), and her story is representative of the other borrowers of the group.

Carolina lives in a part of Santo Domingo called Guaricanos VilL. MelL., one of the poorest parts of the capital. Here, running water (never potable) and electricity are unreliable at best. Despite these difficulties, Carolina runs a successful business selling clothing to her friends and neighbors. Unlike many others who sell packets of used clothing, Carolina only buys new clothing to sell. With this loan she plans on buying two dozen blouses, six dozen pairs of pants, and also a new case of perfumes.

This is Carolina’s second loan with Esperanza International. She appreciates the opportunity of financing that her business now receives. Carolina’s dream is to have a business big enough that she will need to hire two or three employees. For her family, she hopes to one day build a house that they can call their own. Thank you for lending to Carolina and the Si Se PueD. group!

In this group: Carolina, Esperanza, Orilia, Mariel, Bernadette, Gloria, Mercelina, Maribel, Teodora, Maria*
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