A loan of $1,975 helped a member a sack of sugar, a sack of flour, flavoring, and eggs.

Mujeres Esforzadas 1,2 Group's story

Damiana is the coordinator of her group 'Mujeres Esforzadas' (Forceful Women), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally--many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the slums north of Santo Domingo, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and six children.

Damiana is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling cakes by buying the necessary ingredients. She will use the profits to build a second room for her children as well as to save for their education. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Damiana, Rocio, Profeta, Santa, Teodora, Esperanza, Eliza, Ana , Mayelin, Maria

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