A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy underwear, blouses and pants to sell.

La Fe 4 & 5 Group's story

Maria is the coordinator of her group La Fe (The Faith), 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 rural areas surrounding La Romana, where the economy centers around sugar cane harvesting and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long term partner and their two children.

Maria is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and she views this new venture with Esperanza as an exciting opportunity to grow her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling clothing by purchasing pants, blouses and underwear in the main market and then bringing them to her remote community to sell at a profit. She will use the profits to provide for the needs of her children, including school supplies and shoes. Her long term goal is to own her own home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maria, Filomena, Alicia, Alud, Emil, Solan, Jesimen, Manolo, Mireya, Yolen

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