A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy hair straightener, rolls, conditioner and shampoo.

Mujeres Bendecidas 1,2 Group's story

Miriam is the coordinator of her group, Mujers Bendecidas (Blessed Women), 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 as a single mother with her three children.

Miriam 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 beauty salon business by purchasing three hair straighteners, rolls, shampoo and conditioner. She will use the profits to invest in saving for a home in another part of the city which will be safer and therefore allow her children to grow up in a more stable environment. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Miriam, Yaneisis, Jaqueline, Maria, Luz, Maricela, Rosa, Bartolina, Angela, Leoncia

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