A loan of $5,000 helped a member used Clothing to sell.

La Bendicion 3,4,5 Group's story

Ana is the coordinator of her group La Bendicion (The blessing), 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 rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor, a poor agricultural area where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their nine children.

Ana is excited to be taking her ninth loan with Esperanza after having fully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling used clothing by purchasing large packages of used clothing imported to the DR from organizations such as The Salvation Army in the United States. She will then sell the clothing in her community, using the profits to provide for the daily needs of her large family and to pay the transportation costs for her children to go to school. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Ana, Juliana, Osiri, Damaris , Margarita, Yolanda, Natcha, Leonida, Marta , Luciana*, Elida, Teiri, Altagracia, Maica, Mirella

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