A loan of $1,925 helped a member to buy clothes and shoes to sell.


Flor Del Sol 1 & 2 Group's story

Christella lives with her only child in a small rural town in the Dominican Republic. She runs a small business selling new clothes and shoes from her home, and occasionally she sells her merchandise on the streets of her community. She has been in this business for a year. Starting with some savings, she decided to invest in clothing sales because this is the kind of merchandise most people need.


Christella began her association with Esperanza International Dominican Republic because she was in need of capital, as were her group members and their families. Her story is representative generally of her group and of Esperanza's Dominican and Haitian clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti. Her group is located in the town of Hato Mayor whose economy depends on farming. It is one of the most rural towns in the Dominican Republic. In this town, as in many others, there is a population of Dominicans and Haitian emigrants as well as a scarcity of potable water and electricity.


Christella is requesting a loan to buy a better selection of clothes and shoes to sell. It is her goal to own her own store where she can offer more variety in her merchandise. Christella is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She hopes to provide for herself and her child while doing business and, within a few years, save up enough to buy her own home.

In this group: Christella, Delva, Theonide, Irlande, Malta, Daniela, Castin, Miquella, Petronila, Yesenia


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