A loan of $2,550 helped a member to purchase clothing in bulk for resale.

Mujeres En Esperanza 1, 2 Group's story

Celeste is the coordinator of her group Mujeres en Esperanza (Women in Hope), 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 slums north of Santo Domingo, an area where crime is rampant and 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 three children.

Celeste is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business of used clothing sales by purchasing a large package of used clothing imported from places like the Salvation Army in the United States. She will use the profits to invest in her children first by purchasing everything that they need for school, including shoes, clothes, backpacks and notebooks. Her long-term goal is to save enough money to purchase a home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Celeste, Lidia, Mercedes, Olga, Heredia, Rosa, Luisa, Zuleica, Siomary, Virtudys

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