A loan of $1,225 helped a member bananas, cookies and bread to sell.

Cristo La Fuente Group's story

Disiana, 63, is the coordinator of her group Cristo La Fuente (Christ is the Source), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) generally. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding La Romana, an area dominated by the sugarcane industry and characterized by the Haitian workers who live there; 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 her two grown children.

Disiana is excited to be taking her fourth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business (running a small food stand) by purchasing more bananas, bread and cookies to sell. She will use the profits to reinvest in her business, which she would like to grow into a small store. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Disiana, Vie, Eliana, Ozana, Filellie

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