A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy shoes, clothes and creams.


Dios Nuestro Ayudador 1,2 Group's story

Suzette, 42, is the coordinator of her group Dios Nuestro Ayudador (God Our Helper), 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 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 long-term partner and five children.

Suzette is excited to be taking her fourth 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 shoes and clothes by purchasing more merchandise as well as creams to add to her business. She will use the profits to provide food for her five children and to save towards purchasing her own home.

In this group: Suzette , Lorena, Maxime , Juslene, Vilina, Juslen, Guirlande, Bienaime, Juslene, Dibreis


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