A loan of $1,100 helped a member to remodel the school structure.


Unidos Para Vencer 3 Group's story

Yamirkys is the coordinator of her group Unidos para vencer 3 (Unite to succeed). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her child. She says that her most difficult challenges are to work hard in her new project she just started and improve it (it is a small private school). In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying teaching others. Yamirkys is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for four months, starting with some savings. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying paints and other stuff to remodel the structure. She will use the profits to buy a bed and invest in the school by saving. Her dreams are to become a professional in education and improve her business until the project is a success. This Esperanza associate began with us because she needed funds to continue investing in the school so her dreams could come true, She said 'I thought though Esperanza I can achieve and I can be more productive and be a bless to others' and 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 Santiago, an area famous for tobacco and beef production, the second biggest city in the Dominican Republic. 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: Yamirkys, Nidia, Fiordaliza, Isis, Mirian
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