A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy wallets, perfumes and three pounds of chicken.

Mujeres Bendecidas 1 & 2 Group's story

Jaqueline is the coordinator of her group, Mujeres Bendecidas 1 & 2 (Blessed Women). She lives in a simple structure with her long-term partner and 3 children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to build a concrete foundation for her house. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying to work for community progress.

Jaqueline is excited to be taking her 3rd loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for over a year, starting with her first Esperanza loan. Her friend and neighbor, Mirina, invited her to be part of the group. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying wallets, perfumes for men and women and three pounds of chicken. She sells the chicken at home for her neighbors to prepare lunch. She will use the profits to invest in her business and to buy some things her children need.

This Esperanza associate joined us because she was invited by a neighbor to join a group to start doing the business activities she had in mind. 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 L, the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo. 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: Jaqueline, Miriam, Yaneisis, Maria, Luz, Maricela, Rosa, Bartolina, Angela, Leoncia

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