A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy hair products, and to repair place of business.


Joyas Para Cristo 1, 2 Group's story

Lissette is the coordinator of her group Joyas para Cristo 1 & 2 'Jewels for Christ'. 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 urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo, an area where crime is rampant and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their two children. Lissette is excited to be taking her fourth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her beauty salon by buying 3 hair products packs and materials and to rebuild the place. She started around 7 years ago in her living room with just a blower and a brush. As time passed, she was able to grow and improve her business. She and her husband are raising 4 children. By working hard, they are committed to educate and give them a better live. This is the reason why she is running a business. She said her most difficult challenge is to raise her children and she enjoys working in everything related to beauty. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Lissette, Carolina, Lorecita, Miguelina, Veloude, Alexandra, Yudelka, Esperanza, Daniry, Alexandra
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