A loan of $2,500 helped a member to purchase underwear to sell.


Mujeres Solidarios 1,5 Group's story

Carmen plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling underwear, by travelling to the capital to purchase her goods in the main markets and then selling them at a profit in her community. She is excited to be taking her sixth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She will use the profit to invest in her future by saving towards her goal of opening her own salon, as well as saving money for the education of her children. Carmen is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Solidarias ("Women in Solidarity"), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) generally. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor 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 two children. Carmen thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Carmen , Angel , Catalina, Minerva, Maria, Maura, Mirian, Angela, Benita, Juliana
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