A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy shoes, clothing, jewelry and cosmetic products.

El Sol Sale Para Todos 4 & 6 Group's story

Lucia is the coordinator of her group, El Sol Sale Para Todos 4 & 6. She makes her home in a simple structure with her long-term partner. She says that her most difficult challenge right now is improving her business. In the meantime she plans to continue enjoying to do business by selling clothes, shoes, cosmetics and other items.

Lucia is excited to be taking out her first loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for more than four years, starting her business with some savings. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying all kind of products, from cosmetics to clothing. She will use the profits to invest in her business. She wants to have a successful business.

This Esperanza associate began working with this group because she was interested in investing in her business and she needed capital to improve her inventory. Lucia's story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) generally. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding Hato Mayor, an area where the economy is dominated by agriculture. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and a lack of electricity.

In this group: Lucia, Beniurka, Luz, Noes, Alida, Marianela, Estefani, Eudocia, Garvir, Flor
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