A loan of $2,650 helped a member to expand and improve her business by purchase additional clothes.

Cristo Me Ama 1, 2, 3 Group's story

R. is excited to be seeking her first loan through Esperanza. She is the mother of six children, four of whom live with her and her long-term partner. To earn a living, she operates a clothing sales business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying pants, t-shirts, blouses, etc. She will save any profits generated as a result of the loan because she wants to buy a house in the future, and her business income is the only means by which she can do so.

R. is a member of the group known as Cristo me ama 1, 2, 3 ("Christ love me"). Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Dominican and Haitian clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding L. Romana, where the economy is dominated by the sugar cane harvest and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She thanks you for your support.

Note: the woman pictured in the lower left corner was not visible in the group picture.

In this group: Rosa, Salvador, Awilda, Lamis, Elimena, Julito, Susana, Luissana, Ela, Maria, Ludgerio, Sonia, Maria, Jose , Zeta

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