A loan of $2,950 helped a member gasoline to sell by the bottle.


Trabajando Hacia El Bienestar 1,2,3 Group's story

Nery is the coordinator of her group 'Trabajando Hacia el Bienestar' (Working Towards Well-being), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Dominican and Haitian (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in a remote area of the lush, rugged Samana peninsuL., 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 two children.



Nery is excited to be taking her first 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 selling gasoline by the liter out of large beer bottles. This is a common business in remote areas of the DR which can be hours from the nearest gas station. She will use the profits to invest in food, notebooks, backpacks, a computer and shoes for her children. Also, she would like to remodel her home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Nery , Zeneida, Yaska, Juan , Ramona, Maria, Maria , Luz , Ana, Ligia, Maria, Anselma, Candida*, Luiz , Israel
*not pictured


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