A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy cosmetics and clothes to sell.


Violeta 2 Group's story

Tomasas is the coordinator of her group Violeta (Violet), 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 urban area where there are many free trade zones and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple, rented structure with her long-term partner and their child.

Tomasa is excited to be taking out her fifth 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 selling clothing and cosmetics by purchasing more merchandise. She will use the profits to finish construction of her home so that she can move from her current rented space. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Tomasa , Francisca, Adriana, Yecenia, Elva


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