A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy clothes.

Trabajando Hacia El Bienestar 2 & 3 Group's story

Ana is the coordinator of her group, "Trabajando hacia el Bienestar" 2 & 3 (Working towards Well-being). She makes her home in a simple structure with her four children. She says that her goal is to work to enable her children to have better living conditions. In the meantime she plans to continue serving her family and others.

Ana is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza. She has been doing business taking different loans, and now she feels stable having Esperanza´s loans. She plans to use this one to invest in her clothing sales, purchasing all kind of clothes.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she needed capital to develop her business and increase her household income. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's other Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in Samana, a lush, rugged peninsuL. with a nascent tourism industry. 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: Ana, Alejandra, Maria, Josefa, Rosa, Maria*, Pascual, Luz, Johanny, Ana O.
*not pictured

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