A loan of $975 helped a member to buy cosmetics, beauty products, and underwear for selling.


Mh 6 Group's story

Juana is the coordinator of her group MH 6. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her mother. She says that her most difficult challenge is to keep working because her family still needs her. In her free time, she enjoys attending church. Juana is excited to be taking her fourth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and growing her business. She started her business three years ago. She will use this loan to grow her business and stock more cosmetics, beauty products, and underwear. She will use the profits to help her mother and to improve their home. Juana chose to work with Esperanza due to good loan terms offered. Her story is representative of others in her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients in general. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor, an area where the economy is dominated by agriculture. 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: Juana, Arelis, Tomasina, Marie, Patricia
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