A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy shoes.

Unidos Para Vencer 3 Group's story

Fiordaliza is the coordinator of her group “Unidos para Vencer 3” (United to Win 3). She lives in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their three children. She says that her dream is to have her own house. In the meantime, she enjoys studying. Fiordaliza is excited to be taking out her second loan with Esperanza. She successfully repaid her previous loan that she used to start her business selling shoes. She will use her current loan to buy more shoes to sell.

Fiordaliza joined Esperanza because she wanted to improve her life and have a business. Her story is representative of her fellow group members and of Esperanza’s Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Fiordaliza’s group is located in Santiago, an area famous for tobacco and beef production, and the second biggest city in the Dominican Republic. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable electricity and running water—none of which is potable.

In this group: Fiordaliza, Nidia, Andrea, Yamirkys, Dominga

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