A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy more rice, oil, beans and refreshments for her corner store.


Las Responsables 1, 2 ,3 & 4 Group's story

Maribel is the coordinator of her group Las Responsables (The Responsible Ones), 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 which is economically based on 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 three children.


Maribel is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and she is excited about the potential to continue growing her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business running a "colmado" or small corner store. She will use the capital to stock her store with rice, cooking oil, beans and refreshments. She will use the profits to invest in her family and to continue growing in the future. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maribel, Erminia, Altagracia, Maria, Ines, Nareyda, Elvira, Casilda*, Cecilia, Beluse, Doris, Celia, Benita*, Leana, Fatima, Marietta, Celia, Elisa, Calista*, Mamuna
*not pictured


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