A loan of $4,625 helped a member to purchase clothes and shoes.


La Fe 1, 2, 4 Group's story

Marie is the coordinator of her group La Fe 1,2,4 (The Faith). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and three children. She says that her most difficult challenges are to educate her children and to support all of their needs. She sells clothing and accessories, a business she enjoys doing.

Marie is excited to be taking out her fourth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She has had her business for two years. She plans to use this loan to purchase blue jeans and women's shoes. She will use the profits to buy some clothes for her children for Christmas and to invest in her business.

This Esperanza associate began with us because of "the respect that Esperanza offered to us and the type of program that we receive." Her story is representative of her group and, generally, of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic 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 running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

In this group: Marie, Aniesa, Jisselene, Charguita, Calina, Rosalia, Renold, Armita, Madeline, Marcelin, Juanita, Maria, Filomena, Maria, Alud*
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