A loan helped a member to buy clothes, women's shoes, underwear, and perfumes for resale.

Cristo Esta Con Nosotros 1,2 Group's story

Quelina is the coordinator of her group Cristo Está Con Nosotros (Christ is Here With Us), 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 the urban slums surrounding Santiago, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with long-term partner and their children.

Quelina is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and she is excited about the opportunity to grow a business that will be a major source of income for her family. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling clothing by purchasing more merchandise, including clothes, women's shoes, underwear and perfume. She will use the profits to invest in school supplies for her children. Her long-term goal is to be able to travel the world! She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Quelina, Talma, Emmanuella, Chery, Guirlene, Rosemen, Marijana, Memene, Mantide, Margarette

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