A loan of $1,625 helped a member merchandise to sell, including pants, polo shirts, tennis shoes, skin creams, and perfumes.

Dios Nuestro Ayudador Group's story

Junette is the coordinator of her group, Dios Nuestro Ayudador (God is our helper), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the area surrounding Puerto Plata, an area where the economy is based on tourism and where running water (which is not potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple, rented three-room cement structure with a tin roof, with her husband, brother, brother-in-law, and three children aged 10, 5, and 3.

Junette is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and she believes that it will greatly help her improve her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her ambulatory business selling clothing, including pants, polo shirts, and shoes, as well as skin creams and perfumes. She sells in the street and also takes orders. She will use the profits to invest in purchasing her own home so that she will no longer have to rent. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Junette, Suzette, Lynda, Lorena, Idana, Bienaime, Juslene, Dibreis*, Guirlande, Natacha
*not pictured

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