A loan of $1,400 helped a member to purchase large packages of used clothing.

Mi Fortaleza En Cristo Group's story

Laura is the coordinator of her group, Mi Fortaleza en Cristo (My Fortress In Christ), 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 area surrounding Santiago known for its production of beef and tobacco, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband.

Laura is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza after having fully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her used clothing business by purchasing large packages of used clothing that come from organizations such as The Salvation Army. She will use the profits to save, as she looks forward to starting a family. She thanks you for your support.

In this group: Laura, Vivian, Alexandra, Ana, Laura

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