A loan of $1,575 helped a member rice, salads, beans, and staples such as yuca and plantains to sell to her clients.

Nuevo Progreso Group's story

Felicia is 56 years old and she is the coordinator of her group 'Nuevo Progreso' (New Progress). Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the slums north of the capital, Santo Domingo, a crime-ridden area where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband.

Felicia 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 selling rice, salads, beans, and staples such as yuca and plantains. She will use the profits to save towards improving her home as well as helping her community. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Felicia, Milady, Margarita, Cecilia, Mercedes
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