A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables.

Los Claveles 1 & 2 Group's story

Inocencia is the coordinator of her group "Claveles" 1 & 2 (Carnations). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their three children. She says that her biggest challenge is to help her daughter to become a professional.

Inocencia is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She plans to use this loan to invest in her fruits and vegetables stall, by buying different fruits and vegetables. She will also buy charcoal and meat. She will use the profits to reinvest in her business, because she wants to have an improved business.

Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable electricity and running water. None of the water is potable.

In this group: Inocencia, Ynmaculada, Yeny, Aguedita, Yinet, Soraida, Nadege, Ana, Celestina, Monica
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