A loan of $1,100 helped a member fabric, sewing machine.

Mujeres Unidas Con Propositos Group's story

Aurelinda is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Unidas Con Propositas (Women United with Purposes), 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 urban slums surrounding Santiago, a city famous for its tobacco production, 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.

Aurelinda is excited to be taking her first 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. She makes curtains in her business. By purchasing a sewing machine and purchasing more fabric, her business will grow. She will use the profits to invest in growing her business to be a full fledged production center with several employees. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Aurelinda, Mirka, Adalgisa, Ysabel, Acevedo

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