A loan of $2,000 helped a member a large package of used clothing.

Genesis 1 & 2 Group's story

Yaina is the coordinator of her group Genesis. 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, generally. Her group is located in the slums north of S. Domingo, where crime is rampant 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 their two children.

Yaina is excited to be taking her first 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 of selling used clothing by purchasing a large package of assorted used clothing that comes from places like the Salvation Army in the U.S. She will use the profits to invest in saving toward the future of her children.

In this group: Yaina, Nairobi, Maria, Xlara, Leonida, Paola, Julia, Andrea, Francisca, Mercedes
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