A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy soaps, deodorants, rouge, etc.


Africa Romano 1,3 Group's story

Elida is the coordinator of her group, Africa Romano, 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). Elida’s group is located in the rural areas surrounding El Seybo, a poor agricultural area where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure with her husband and grandchildren. Elida is excited to be taking her sixth 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 cosmetics by purchasing rouge, deodorants and soaps to sell to her clientele. Elida will use the profits to invest in her grandchildren by purchasing them school supplies as well as purchasing a pig to raise. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Elida, Ana, Genara, Maria, Hilaria, Maria, Brasilio, Brigida, Eriberto, Brasilia
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