A loan of $2,650 helped a member buy clothing and vegetable.

Mujeres Luchadoras 1 & 2 Group's story

Maricela is the coordinator of her group, Mujeres Luchadoras 1 & 2 (Fighting Women). She makes her home in a simple structure with her long term partner and six children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to build a house. Now she pays rent.

Maricela is excited to take out her third loan through Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan to help grow her business. She has been in business for almost 15 years. Maricela plans to use this loan to buy clothes like pants, t-shirt, cosmetics and vegetables to sell.

She will use her profits to build a safe house and hopefully make her dream come true. Maricela want to have a store and pay her loans back.

This Esperanza associate began with us because of the God's will and mercy. 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 San Pedro de Macoris, a city famous for Baseball players and sugar cane industries, the main economic activity is Free trading zone, a cement factory, and others. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

In this group: Maricela, Juliana, Reneze, Manuel, Edlina, Rosette, Anita*, Maria, Violete, Victor
*not pictured

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