A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy tennis shoes, blouses, skirts and pants to sell.


Luz Divina 1,2,3 Group's story

Sonia is the coordinator of her group Luz Divina (Divine Light) and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). Sonia’s group is located in Los Alcarrizos, a dusty, industrial town north of the capital where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure as a single mother with her child. Sonia 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. She will purchase tennis shoes, blouses, skirts and pants in the main market in Santo Domingo and bring them back to her community to sell. Sonia will use the profits to invest in her home by purchasing an inverter that will store power when the electrical grid is working so that it can run basic utilities such as fans and light bulbs when the power is out. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Sonia, Claribel, Maria, Yaheurys, Lourdes, Leonicia, Denny, Mirian, Firencia, Juana, Rosa , Felicia, Maria, Yohanna, Dilcia
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