A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy more shoes to sell.

Shalom 6 & 7 Group's story

Harthanesse is the coordinator of her group Shalom 6 & 7 (Shalom). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her two children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to have a stable business. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying being at home.

Harthanesse is excited to be taking her fourth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for four years. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying different shoes, including sports, kid and women's shoes. She will use the profits to improve her business.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she wants to make her business better, with more products. 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 D. Macoris, a city famous for Baseball players and sugar cane industries. The main economic activities are the 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: Harthanasse, Lucrecia, Santa, Mariana*, Yesenia, Santa, Maria, Olivier, Carmen, Teolinda
*not pictured

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