A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy bread, jam, cheese, fruits, sugar, snacks, and others.

Dios Es Bueno 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Margarita is the coordinator of her group Dios es bueno 1, 2 & 3 (God is great). She makes her home here in a simple structure with four children and her long term partner. She says that her most difficult challenge is to educate and raise her children, in a foreign country, and proviD. what her spouse can't. In the meantime she plans to continue enjoying to cook and have fun with her family by wacthing tv and others.

Margarita is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for 3 months, starting with her some money she saved, of her family expenses. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing bread, jam, cheese, fruits, sugar, snacks, and others. She will use the profits to buy some present for her children in christmas time and she want to save to reinvest in her business.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she wants to have a business and she was needing the capital to start one. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally, her group is located in the rural areas surrounding La Romana, where the sugarcane harvest and tourist industry dominates the economy. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

In this group: Margarita, Yolette, Elyfainte, Elaine, Leonie, Juana, Vivalena*, Malena, Dailia, Cathiana, Carmen, Merita*, Lidia, Anisa, Denise
*not pictured

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