A loan of $3,775 helped a member to purchase apples, lemons, melons, mandarins, grapefruits and mangoes.


Esperanza Nueva 1,3 Group's story

Maria is the coordinator of her group L. Nueva Esperanza 1,3(The New Hope). 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 rural areas surrounding El Seibo, an area where agriculture dominates the economy and 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 and and their three children. Maria is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loan, which helped to expand her business. She plans to use this new loan to invest in her business running a fruit stand. She will use the funds to purchase apples, lemons, melons, mandarins, grapefruits and mangoes. She will use the profits to invest in constructing her home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Maria, Dania, Argelia, Tereza, Rosa, Ramona, Estervina, Maria, Magalis, Mercedes
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