A loan of $3,975 helped a member to purchase beauty products from Avon and Abel, perfumes, cremes and women's underwear to sell.

Jehova Es Mi Pastor 1,2 Group's story

Lucia is the coordinator of her group Jehova es mi Pastor (God is my Pastor), 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, an area famous for tobacco and beef production, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and three children.

Lucia is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling cosmetics by purchasing Avon and Abel beauty products as well as perfumes, creams and women's underwear. She will use the profits to continue investing in her business, with the long-term goal of saving towards purchasing her own home. She thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Lucia, Niurka, Margarita, Hernandez, Deisy, Yessenia, Juana, Carmen, Justa, Maria

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