A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy clothing to sell.


Cristo La Fuente 4,5 Group's story

Dania is the coordinator of her group Cristo La Fuente (Christ the Source), and her story is representative 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 areas surrounding La Romana, an area economically based around sugarcane, 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. Dania is excited to be taking her fourth loan from Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her mobile business selling clothing by traveling to the Capital to purchase merchandise such as blouses and blue jeans to sell. She will use the profits to invest in her children by purchasing them school supplies as well as saving towards her goal of one day having a store from which she can sell her clothes. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Dania, Mimosa, Lucien, Yrene, Milca, Marcia, Maria, Robertina, Yemena, Nereyda
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