A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy fabric and a sewing machine.

Paz Y Amor 1,2 Group's story

Yesenia is the coordinator of her group, Paz y Amor (Peace and Love), 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) generally. Her group is located in Samana, a lush, rugged peninsula, where running water (which isn't potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and three children.

Yesenia is excited to be taking out her tenth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to supplement her business selling jewelry by starting a business selling sheets. With this loan she will buy fabric and a sewing machine with which to make sheets. She will use the profits to remodel her home and buy a computer for her children.

In this group: Yesenia, Rosa , Clara , Antonia, Domingo, Santurnina, Daniela*, Cornelia, Leonida*, Trifania
*not pictured

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