A loan of $975 helped a member to buy materials with which to make jewelry.

Encuentro Con Jesus 5 Group's story

Angela is the coordinator of her group Encuentro con Jesus (Encounter with Jesus), 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 Los Alcarrizzos, a dusty industrial town north of the capital, 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 child.

Angela is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and excited at the prospect of growing her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling jewelry, which she makes from low quality silver into simple designs for her clients. She will use the profits to invest in education for her child as well as saving for when she can one day own her own home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Angela, Ramona, Carminia, Modesta, Petronia

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