A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy supplies (clothes, food) for a small convenience store.

Con Dios Adelante (G 3,4, 5) Group's story

Elena is the coordinator of her group, Con Dios Adelante (With God in the Lead). 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 La Romana, a rural area of the country dedicated to the sugar cane harvest, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-time partner and their 4 children.

Elena 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: purchase clothes, food and other supplies for her small neighborhood convenience store. She will use the profits to improve the lives of her children (by purchasing school supplies, shoes, backpacks) and making improvements to heir home windows. She hopes for the well-being of her family and to own a larger store in the future. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Elena, Luiciana, Susana, Bertilia, Maria, Yanira, Belkis, Altagracia, Yaneta, Yela, Teresa, Ttutuna, Nancy, Teresa, Omitana

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