A loan of $1,675 helped a member buy washing machine parts and tools.

Mujeres Con Esperanza 3 Group's story

Ruth, 24, is a borrower who lives in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group called Mujeres con Esperanza (Women with Hope). Her story is representative of those in her group and other Dominican and Haitian borrowers at Esperanza International.

Ruth lives with her husband in a simple home in Santiago, the second-largest city of the Dominican Republic. Life in urban areas of the Dominican Republic is overcrowded and can be rough, with no potable running water, daily power outages and inadequate access to health care. Despite these difficulties, Ruth runs a successful small business repairing washing machines. With this loan, she will purchase new machine parts and tools to advance her business.

This is Ruth’s third loan with Esperanza International. She hopes to continue growing her business. With her profits, Ruth hopes to expand her home. Construction is done in stages as money becomes available. Ruth should have enough money soon for the new addition. She is excited to continue taking out bigger loans to improve her business and home life.
Esperanza International seeks to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. We have over 8,500 active associates in eleven offices in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Thank you for lending to Ruth and the Mujeres con Esperanza group!

In this group: Ruth, Maria, Marleny, Evelin, Francisca
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