A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy shampoo, perfumes, towels, juice, bread and a toaster.

El Señor Es Mi Pastor 1,2 Group's story

Modesta, 53, is the coordinator of her group El Señor es mi Pastor (God is my Pastor), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti).

Modesta’s group is located in the rural areas surrounding San Pedro de Macoris, an area known for its baseball stars and economic depression, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure as a single mother with her son.

Modesta is excited to be taking her third 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 a variety of products including shampoo, perfumes, towels, juice, bread and also a toaster to toast the bread.

Modesta will use the profits to send her child to high school. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Modesta, Mialagro, Dominga , Elsa , Raymunda, Colasina*, Antonia, Clara, Casimiro, Altagracia*
*not pictured

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