A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy silver rings, necklaces, bracelets and others.


Vecinas Unidas 3, 7, 8 Group's story

Lucia is the coordinator of her group, Vecinas Unidas (Unites neighbors) 3, 7, 8. She says that her most difficult challenge is to study at the university. In the meantime, she continues to enjoy working.

Lucia 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 silver rings, necklaces, bracelets and other silver jewelry. She will use the profits to invest in her business and save because she wants to make her dreams come true. She wants to study business administration, planning to rule her own business. That is why she is taking this loan and will focus on working hard and moving her business forward. With the help of God, she will.

Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's other Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients. Her group is located in Samana, a lush rugged peninsuL. with a nascent tourism industry. 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: Lucia, Ysabel, Ycelsa, Juana, Maria, Maria , Miguel, Aureliana, Jose, Mercedes, Marcia, Agustina, Lorenza, Carmen, Gerson


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