A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy bread, juice, sodas, beans, sugar, rice, and plantains..


Progreso De Esperanza 1,2 Group's story

Esperanza is the coordinator of her group Progreso D. Esperanza (Progress of Hope), 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 lush, rugged Samana peninsuL.,where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure as a single mother with her child.

Esperanza is excited to be taK. her sixth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to uS. this loan to invest in her business running a small "colmado" or general store by purchasing bread, juice, sodas, beans, sugar, rice, and plantains to stock her store. She will uS. the profits to invest in school supplies for her children as well as construction materials for her home. Finally, she would also like to save enough to rent a location for her business so that she can move it out of her home. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Esperanza, Diego , Leonora, Vicente*, Ceyneda, Inacia, Susana, Ylandia, Cristiana, Elisa
*not pictured


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