A loan of $3,275 helped a member to purchase pants, skirts, blouses and underwear for resale.

Vista Al Mar Group's story

Ana is the coordinator of her group, Vista al Mar (View of the Ocean), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the Samana PeninsuL., a lush but rugged area of the Dominican Republic, where there is a nascent tourist economy and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure as a widow with her daughter.

Ana is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loans. She plans to use this loan to invest in her clothing sales business by purchasing pants, skirts, blouses and underwear to sell. She will use the profits to invest in her family by purchasing a computer, books, pencils and notebooks for her daughter, as well as paying for her transport to school. Additionally, she would like to purchase a pig to raise in her yard. Her long-term goal is to improve her home little by little and to see her daughter go to the university. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Ana, Filmo, Francia, Emilia, Ana, Maria, Sotero, Isabel, Leocadia, Mayra

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