A loan of $1,625 helped a member to purchase sugar, rice, cooking oil and sauces.


Mujeres Inteligentes 1,2 Group's story

Maria is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Inteligentes (Intelligent Women), 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 areas surrounding Puerto Plata on the north coast of the DR, an area famous for natural beauty and its tourism industry, where (outside of the all-inclusive resorts) running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her mother and two children.

Maria is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and excited at the opportunity to take loans at low interest rates. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business running a colmado or small general store by purchasing sugar, rice, cooking oil and sauces to stock her store. She will use the profits to provide for the basic daily needs of her children and her mother. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maria , Edeline, Victor, Almene, Francesse, Malena, Yolanda, Eliancia, Cleanta, Jose Luis


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