A loan of $975 helped a member to buy clothing and Avon beauty products.

La Union Hace La Fuerza 1 Group's story

Guillermina is the coordinator of her group La Union Hace La Fuerza (Union Makes Strength), 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 rural areas surrounding La Romana, where the economy is dominated by the sugarcane harvest and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her common-law husband and their child.

Guillermina is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling clothing and beauty products by purchasing more merchandise. She will use the profits to buy school supplies for her son with the goal of sending him to university some day. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Guillermina, Mireni, Rolene, Nelina, Yoselin

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