A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy bed clothes and pots.

Mujeres En Esperanza 3, 4 Group's story

Josefina is the coordinator of her group Mujeres en Esperanza (Women in Hope). Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti. Her group is located in the slums north of 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 three children.

Josefina is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling bed clothes and pots by purchasing a few dozens of each. She will use the profits to invest in her children by purchasing shoes, clothes, etc. Her long-term goal is to save enough money to purchase a home. She wants to be a successful business woman. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Josefina, Maria, Maria, Marcia, Marizol, Mery, Paula, Francisca, Josefa, Carmen

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