A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy goods for her store and build a wall.


Minerva Mirabal 2 Group's story

Enriketa is the coordinator of her group, 'Minerva Mirabal 2' (named after one of the famed trio of sisters who stood up to Dictator Rafael Trujillo and paid the ultimate price for doing so). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her four children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to study. She needs to finish her studies. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying to sew.

Enriketa 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 a year, starting when she received her first loan. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying goods for her little colmado where she sell rice, beans, sugar and vegetables and she want to build a wall for her business locale. She will use the profits to reinvest in her business and finish building her home.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she wanted to have a business. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) generally. Her group is located in 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: Enriketa, Maria, Maria, Tomasa, Yessenia
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