A loan of $1,825 helped a member purchase a package of used clothing to sell.

Amor Y Paz 1,2 Group's story

Lidia is the coordinator of her group, Amor y Paz (Love and Peace), and her story is representative both 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 area surrounding Santiago, a town known for its production of tobacco and beef 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 child.

Lidia 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 business selling clothing by purchasing a package of used clothing imported in bulk from places like the Salvation Army in the United States to sell in her community. She will use the profits to construct a sink in her home as well as investing in clothing and school supplies for her child. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Lidia, Rumarda, Gleny, Rafael, Melida, Luminada, Elizabeth, Maria, Paula, Eridania

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