A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy blue jeans, blouses and underwear to sell.

Esperanza Divina 2, 3 Group's story

Dorka is the coordinator of her group, Esperanza Divina (Divine Hope), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). Her group is located in Hato Mayor, an agricultural area where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure as a single mother with her child.

Dorka is excited to be taking out her seventh loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling clothing by purchasing more merchandise to sell such as jeans, blouses and underwear. She also plans to buy a glass display case.

Dorka will use the profits to invest in her family by purchasing school supplies for her children, by refurbishing her home, and by purchasing high-quality fertilizer so that she can grow vegetables in her backyard. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Dorka, Marinda, Santa , Gil , Yessica, Angela, Santa, Agripina, German, Iris
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