A loan of $1,525 helped a member rice, beans, vegetables and cooking oil for resale.

Divina Misericoridia Group's story

Quesy is the coordinator of her group 'Divine Misericordia' (Divine Mercy), 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 Santiage, a large city known for tobacco production, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with longterm partner and their four children.

Quesy is excited to be taking her fourth 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 running a small food stand, by purchasing the rice, beans, vegetables and cooking oil (all staples of Dominican life) that her customers demand. She will sell these goods and use the profits to invest in the education of her children by saving for them to go to the university. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Quesy, Elizabeth, Jaqueline, Jossy, Sinforiano

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