A loan of $3,325 helped a member to purchase clothing, perfume, appliances, and sweets for resale.

Mujeres Unidas Con Propositos 1 & 2 Group's story

Eladia, 49, is a borrower who lives in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, Mujeres Unidas con Propositos (United Women with Purpose), and her story is representative of those in her group and other Dominican and Haitian borrowers at Esperanza International.

Eladia and her husband live in a simple home in Santiago with their two children. Santiago is the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic. Life in urban areas of the Dominican Republic is overcrowded and can be rough, with no potable running water, frequent power outages (if one has power to begin with), and inadequate healthcare. Despite these difficulties, Eladia runs a successful business selling miscellaneous items to her friends and neighbors. With this loan, she will purchase perfumes, clothing, appliances, and sweets to sell for a small profit at her street stand.

This is Eladia’s fifth loan with Esperanza International. With continued profits, Eladia hopes to purchase a small truck so that she can buy her merchandise more easily and in greater quantities. She also hopes to support her children’s education with the benefits from her business, making sure that they receive the best schooling possible. In the future, Eladia hopes to purchase her own store and continue increasing the size of her sales and customer base.

Esperanza International seeks to free children and their families through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. We have over 8,500 active associates in eleven offices in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Thank you for lending to Eladia and the Mujeres Unidas con Propositos group!

In this group: Eladia, Lidia, Luz, Ana, Malta, Roselidys, Yanilsa, Deysy, Yovaira, Angelita

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