A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy shoes, clothes and calling cards.


Pena Alta En Desarrollo 1, 2, 3 Group's story

Luz is the coordinator of her group Pena Alta en Desarrollo (High Rock in Development) 1, 2, 3. 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 rural area surrounding Hato Mayor, an agricultural 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.

Luz 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 by purchasing clothes, shoes and calling cards. She operates a miscellaneous store. She will use the profits to buy some calves to raise and sell. She wants to have a big home for her whole family. She thanks you all for your support.

One of the people in the picture is not an active member active of the group, but was the founder (the one wearing white clothes at the right)

In this group: Luz, Jorama, Yanira, Silvina, Narciso, Sayda, Marilin, Daniel, Liliana, Alisia, Maximo, Ana, Natalia, Acefi, Cladi


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