A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy clothes and shoes to sell.

Hacia Al Futuro 1 & 7 Group's story

Anna, 25, is a borrower who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, Hacia Al Futuro (Toward the Future), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in her group.

Anna lives with her husband in Boca Chica, a small town west of San Pedro. They have a nice home by Dominican standards, with cement floors and walls and a metal roof. Life in Boca Chica can be difficult, without access to potable water or reliable electricity. Despite any hardships, Anna runs a small business from her home, selling clothing and shoes. With this loan, her third with Esperanza International, she will be purchasing the latest styles to sell to her friends and neighbors for a small markup.

Anna is very thankful for her new access to credit. She had taken out loans before coming to Esperanza, but switched because the rates were better and a loan came with free health services. Anna said that her loans have helped her business very much, and that she and the members of her group have all learned to be better businesspeople. Thank you for lending to Anna and the Hacia al Futuro group!

In this group: Anna, Floramene, Imaculada, Rosa, Franklin, Melida, Martha, Yudelca, Calimene, Jeannie

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