A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy shampoo, creams, and sandals to sell.

Luz Divina 1,2,3 Group's story

Nelly, 20, is the coordinator of her group Luz Divina (Divine Light), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti). Her group is located in Puerto Plata, a port town on the north coast where the economy is based on tourism and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her parents.

Nelly is excited to be taking her fifth 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 sandals and beauty products, by purchasing shampoo, creams, and sandals to sell.

She will use the profits to pay for her university studies where she is studying to be a doctor.

In this group: Nelly , Maria, Monique , Bernardo, Ovitta, Diana, Joseline, Quesner, Cristina, Monica, Armand, Lucilla, Yilanise, Esther*, Sosthenes
*not pictured

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