A loan of $875 helped a member to buy skirts, underwear, jeans, stencils, arts and crafts to sell.

Violetas 3 Group's story

Yane is the coordinator of her group Violetas (Violets), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally. (Many Haitians recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic.) Her group is located in Los Alcarrizos, a dusty, industrial area where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and four children.

Yane is excited to be taking her third 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 running a "fansasia (fantasy)" which is a sort of variety store for women and girls. She will invest in her business by purchasing skirts, underwear, jeans, stencils and arts and crafts supplies to sell in her store. She will use the profits to save towards sending her children to the university when they are of age. Yane thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Yane, Monica, Flora, Mayelin, Brigida

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