A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy clothes, shoes and accessories.


Mujeres Unidas Con Proposito 4 Group's story

Marlenis is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Unidas con Proposito 4 (Unite Women with purpose). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and a child. She says that her most difficult challenge is to attend to university. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying to watch television and listen to music. Marlenis is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She is starting her business with this loan. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying clothes, shoes and accessories. She will use the profits to re-invest in her business. She dreams of finishing her university, becoming a professional, and help her family and others. This Esperanza associate began with us because she was interested in starting a business and 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, and 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: Marlenis, Evangelista, Sujeiry, Adalgisa, Aurelia
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