A loan of $2,400 helped a member to buy miscellaneous products.

Las Flores 1 & 2 Group's story

Aureliana is the coordinator of her group Las FLores 1&2 (The Flower). She lives in a simple structure with her husband and their two children. Aureliana is excited about her second loan with Kiva partner, Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loan and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing clothing, cosmetics products, and shoes in the main market in Santiago, and then bringing them back to her community to sell at a profit. She will use her profits to invest in her business as well as to buy a computer for her children. She intends to invest in her home by building a concrete structure.

Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). Her group is located in Santiago, an area famous for tobacco and beef production. Santiago is the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable.

In this group: Aureliana, Adisa, Ana, Agueda, Lourdes, Antonia, Sonia, Isaura, Betsania, Teresa

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