A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy underwear, cosmetics and shoes.


Jesus Es Prosperidad Group's story

Johanna is the coordinator of her group Jesus es Prosperidad 1 (Jesus is Prosperity). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long term partner and a child. She says that her most difficult challenge is to raise her child. In the meantime she plans to continue enjoying cooking and spending time with her family.

Johanna is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for 3 years, starting with her first loan. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying underwear, cosmetics and shoes. She will use the profits to buy her children school's supplies and buy some couches for her home. She is dreaming to have her own house and to improve her business.

This Esperanza associate began with us because after having other loans she found the Esperanza program in her community and prefers our rates. 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: Johanna, Yadira, Carmen, Rosy, Evelyn


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