A loan of $1,675 helped a member to purchase rice, sugar, cooking oil and other supplies.


Mujeres En Desarrollo 7 Group's story

Lenel is the coordinator of her group, Mujeres en Desarrollo (Women in Development), 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 rural areas surrounding San Pedro, 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.

Lenel is excited to be taking her sixth loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown in her business and her loan amount. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business of running a "colmado" (small corner store), by purchasing rice, sugar, cooking oil and other supplies. She will use the profits to invest in her children by purchasing school supplies and to save toward her long-term goal of owning her own home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Lenel, Isaura, Yolanda, Loidy, Faquelis
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