A loan of $2,400 helped a member to purchase soups, coffee, rice and laundry detergent.


Esperanza De Dios1,2,3 Group's story

Soneta is the coordinator of her group Esperanza de Dios (God's Wish), and her story is representative of both 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 La Romana, an area where the economy is dominated by sugar cane, and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their three children.



Soneta is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and to invest in her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her small food stand by purchasing soups, coffee, and rice as well as laundry detergent. She will use the profits to save toward her dream of owning a small corner store. Soneta thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Soneta , Marie, Rozette, Cleana, Mimose, Germanie, Mariana, Litana, Estilia, Yolena, Gladys, Kelina, Ilomena*, Soledad, Fifa
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