A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy fabric, needles and thread.

Unidos Para Progresar 1 & 2 Group's story

Maxima is the coordinator of her group Unidos para Progresar 1 & 2 (Progressing Together). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and 4 children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to improve her house. In the meantime she plans to continue enjoying being with her family.

Maxima is excited to be taking her 11th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for over 7 years, starting when she learned how to sew. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business where she makes and sells curtains, sheets, quilts, tablecloths, and she will buy fabric, needles, thread and others. She will use the profits to improve her home, by changing some wood and having a floor. She wants to be successful in her business and with God's will and her Esperanza Loan, she will do it.

This Esperanza associate's 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. The rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor, an area where the economy is dominated by agriculture, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffer from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and unreliable electricity.

In this group: Maxima, Jahanny, Wilson, Ingrid, Colombia, Roberto*, Alexandra, Miguelina, Estebania, Altagracia
*not pictured

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