A loan of $1,175 helped a member buy underwear, flour, oil, meats and others.


Mujeres Luchadoras 2 Group's story

Gabina is the coordinator of the group Mujeres Luchadoras 2 (Fighting women). She makes her home in a simple structure with her long term partner and three children. She says her goal is to have her own house.

Gabina is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for over 10 years. She plans to use this loan to buy underwear and some goods for her fried food stand where she sell meats, plantain, chicken, different fried foods make with flour. Gabina will use the profits to buy some materials to build part of her house, like blocks, wood, cements etc.

------------------------------------------- This Esperanza associate began with us because this foundation give better opportunity with the loans than others and more benefits. 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: Gabina, Ramona, Evangelista, Alicia, Davia
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