A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy rice, oil, beans and a bag of used cloths.

Encuentro Con Jesus 4 Group's story

Maria is the coordinator of her group. Encuentro de Jesus 4 (encounter with Jesus). She lives in a simple structure with her husband and two children. She says that her most difficult challenges are spiritual. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying attending church and worshiping the Lord.

Maria 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 5 years. She started with some clothing a friend gave her. She focused and invested all the sales. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying rice, oil, beans and a bag of used cloths. She will use the profits to reinvest and meet any needs at home.

This Esperanza associate began with us because "In Esperanza I found support". 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 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: Maria, Dulce, Eulogia, Sundary, Altagracia
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