A loan of $2,900 helped a member to purchase a dozen panties, brassieres, and cloth to sew curtains and sheets to sell.


Mujeres Exitosas 123 Group's story

Lucia is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Exitosas (Successful Women), 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 Puerto Plata, a town on the north coast reliant on a fading tourism industry, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and five children. Lucia is excited to be taking her third 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 and making sheets and curtains. She will do so by purchasing brassieres and panties in the main market in Santiago as well as cloth to sew her sheets and curtains. She will use the profits to invest in her business by constructing a commercial venue as part of her home and to invest in her family by purchasing school supplies for her children. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Lucia, Antonia, Magnez, Belky, Beatriz, Edita, Maria, Rosa, Yaneris, Modesta, Rita, Susana, Luz *, Yanira, Nancy
*not pictured


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