A loan of $1,425 helped a member clothing, shoes, pasta and soap for resale.

Encuentro Con Jesus Group's story

Sonny is the coordinator of her group 'Encuentro con Jesus' (Encounter with Jesus), 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 Los Alcarrizos, a dusty industrial area north of the capital where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her longterm partner and their child.

Sonny is excited to be taking her third 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 selling clothing as well as other assorted items by purchasing clothing, shoes, pasta and soap to sell to her customers. She will use the profits in finishing her education as well as saving money for the future of her child and future children. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Sonny, Maria, Alba, Minerva, Paula

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