A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy rice, beans, sugar, vegetables, canned products.

Genesis 3 Group's story

Carmen is the coordinator of her group, Genesis 3, and her story is representative of both her group and Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients in general. Her group is located in one of the poorest areas around Santo Domingo city, 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 two children.

Carmen is excited to be seeking her first loan with Esperanza. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business. She operates a 'colmado' (food stall), and she will invest in her business by buying rice, beans, sugar, vegetables, canned goods, etc.. She will use the profits to re-invest in her business. Her most difficult challenge is managing to have a comfortable life. She thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Carmen, Maria, Rosanna, Johanna, Marily

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