A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase pots, quilts and pants.

Mujeres Esforzadas Group's story

Horimena, a 28 year old woman, is the leader of the group Mujeres Esforzadas (Hard-working Women), and her story reflects those of the other women in her group. She is a single mother of two children living in Puerto Plata, a port town in the northern Dominican Republic. It is a tourism-based area which experiences constant economic volatility, lacks access to potable water, and has unreliable electricity and inadequate sanitation and health care.

Horimena has sought a loan from Esperanza to help expand her street vending business, which provides a variety of goods. She will use the money from this loan to buy five pots, four quilts, four pairs of pants, and various other household and clothing items.

Horimena wants to continue meeting and working with Esperanza to further develop and expand her business. She dreams that the long-term success of her business will enable her to buy a home, and eventually a television, for her and her two children. She is grateful for the support of Esperanza and their involvement in the realization of her dreams. Thank you for lending to Horimena and Mujeres Esforzadas!

In this group: Horimena, Elena, Nisla, Yfonia, Livina
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