A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy clothes (pants, shirts, skirts, etc.).


Unidos Venceremos 3 & 4 Group's story

Ninita is the coordinator of her group Unidos Venceremos 3 & 4 (Unite to Win), a group of Haitians emigrants. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and five children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to finish building her house. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying attending church.

Louise is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for more than 25 years, starting with some savings. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying dozens of pants, shirts, skirts, t-shirts and other items. She will use the profits to buy building materials for her house, while she dreams to improve her business and to live safely.

This Esperanza associate began with us because of the opportunity to have loans, even though they are foreigners. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding La Romana, where the sugarcane harvest and tourist industry dominates the economy. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable electricity and running water, none of which is potable.

In this group: Ninita, Paricia, Maria, Dieulane, Cimoine, Vithen, Ciliana, Marie, Cruz, Leana
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