A loan of $3,050 helped a member capital for her to purchase her clients' orders.


Mujeres Al Progreso Group's story

Yorkis is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Al Progreso (Women toward Progress), 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 Puerto Plata, a port town located on the north coast of the DR, where the economy is based around tourism and 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 three children.

Yorkis is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business in which she acts as a sort of a gopher or intermediary, taking orders from clients and then arranging for them to be transported to the client. She will use the profits to invest in finishing the construction of her home and saving money to one day have a small location for her business. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Yorkis, Alexandra, Martha, Fidelina, Arisleyda, Kirsys, Horacia, Elva , Isabel , Maria
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