A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy more polo shirts, pants, underwear and creams.


La Fe 1,2 & 3 Group's story

Aurelia 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 the sugarcane harvest 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 six children.

Aurelia is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans, which she cites having taken for the low interest rates. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling polo shirts, pants and creams by purchasing these items in the main market and then bringing them back to her remote community to sell for a profit. She will use the profits to continue providing for the needs of her large family as well as to continue investing in her business. Her dream is to one day own her own home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Aurelia, Francisca, Sonia, Charguita, Miludlde, Lidia, Armita, Yuberky, Rosalia*, Juana, Altagracia, Jisseline, Adelina*, Marie, Madeline
*not pictured


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