A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy clothes for resale.

Nueva Vida 1 & 2 Group's story

Patria is one of the members of the "Nueva vida" 1 y 2 *New Life* group, a group in which the majority are Haitian immigrants who live in the city of La Romana, where the economy depends on the sugar industry and on luxury tourism. It is becoming one of the most exclusive destinations in the Dominican Republic. There is a scarcity of potable water and of electricity, and there is a population of people from the Dominican Republic and Haitian immigrants. Their principle activity is new clothing sales.

Patria is a single mom with three children. Her most difficult challenge has been to work for her children, in a different country with a different culture. She really enjoys working, and she doesn´t know what is to be lazy at home. Unless she is sick, she needs to be doing something, selling or doing household activities.

Patria is very excited to receive her first loan from Esperanza International. She has had her business for about 10 years, when she began selling miscellaneous products. She is planning to invest her loan in the purchase of new clothes, especially spring and summer clothing. Easter is close and the weather is very warm; people are waiting to go to the beach and use light clothing. She plans to use her earnings to reinvest in her business and to provide all they need as a family. Thank you so much for supporting this group.

In this group: Patria, Glenis, Silvina, Cristina, Mariana, Carmen, Gabriela, Ramona, Cristina, Milagros
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