A loan of $4,275 helped a member to purchase clothing, shoes, and slippers.

Cristo La Solucion 2, 3, & 5 Group's story

Esperanza, 26, is a borrower who lives near L. Romana, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, Cristo L. Solucion (Christ the Solution), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in her group.

Esperanza runs a successful small business selling women’s clothing to her friends and neighbors. She also specializes in shoes and slippers, which she will purchase with this, her fourth loan, from Kiva partner Esperanza International. Esperanza came to Esperanza International because she wanted more comfortable payments with lower interest than she could find elsewhere.

Life in L. Romana can be harsh – electricity is scarce (if available at all), running water is never potable, and the hurricanes that rip through the Caribbean typically hit this siD. of the island first. Despite these difficulties, Esperanza keeps a positive attituD. toward her business. After all, the extra profits from her business have allowed her to improve her home and proviD. comfort for her children. She hopes to continue reaching for the future by improving her family’s living conditions and expanding her business. Thank you for lending to Esperanza and the Cristo L. Solucion group!

In this group: Esperanza, Olga, Josefina, Minerva, Emile, Santiago, Oslena, Seranie, Simona, Mirtha, Regina, Yiliena, Daysi, Dahiana, Olga

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