A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy hair products such as shampoo, rinse, and conditioner.

Mujeres De La Hondonada Group's story

Santa is the coordinator of the group Mujeres de la Hondonada (Women from Hondonada). Her story is representative of both her group and of Esperanza's Haitian (many of whom have recently immigrated to the Dominican Republic) and Dominican clients. The group is based in Los Alcarrizos, a dusty industrial town north of Santo Domingo, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable at best. Here she makes her home in a simple structure with her husband and one child.

Santa has come to Esperanza with the goal of growing her business, which supplies salons in her neighborhood with hair products. With this loan she intends to purchase hair products such as shampoo, rinse, and conditioner. She believes that this will allow her to supply more salons and to distinguish herself by always having what is needed in stock, while providing high quality products. She will use the profits to invest in her business, to address some needs in her family and to save. In the long term she would like to continue growing her business with Esperanza to the point where she can sell more products, reach more clients and eventually have enough profits to purchase her own home.

In this group: Santa, Elia, Virtudes, Giselle, Idalia, Belqui, Marilyn, Felicia, Carmen, Auras, Marlenny, Dolores, Rosa, Clara, Adalgisa, Amalfi, Eufe, Yudelka, Gladys, Juana

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