A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase blouses and shoes to sell.


Mujeres Triunfadores 3 Group's story

Felicia is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Triunfadores (Triumphant Women). Her story is representative of her group and generally of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti. Her group is located in Puerto Plata, a port town on the North Coast with an economy dominated by tourism, 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 two children.

Felicia is excited to be taking her second 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 shoes and clothing by purchasing a dozen pairs of shoes and a half dozen blouses to sell in her neighborhood. She will use the profits to invest in her home by changing the walls from wood to cement block, an important improvement in the termite-infested and hurricane-prone Dominican Republic. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Felicia, Prasedes, Ysabel, Anamaria, Marina
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