A loan of $1,900 helped a member increasing her inventory.

Mujeres En Progreso 1, 2 Group's story

Gueraline is the coordinator of her group Mujeres en Progreso 1, 2 (Women in Progress), and 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 Los Alcarrizos, a dusty, industrial area north of the capital, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She lives in a simple, rented structure with her husband and child.

Gueraline is excited to be taking out her fifth 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 underwear, creams, and detergents as well as other products by purchasing more goods in the main market and then reselling them in her community at a profit. She will use her profits to purchase medications and save towards having her own home and vehicle. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Gueraline , Maria, Lucrecia, Bina, Adeline, Graciela, Juana, Lourdes , Candelaria, Juana

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