A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy pants, blouses and skirts.


Las Colmena 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Hilcia is the group coordinator of Las Colmenas. Her story is representative of the others in her group and more generally of Esperanza's Dominican and Haitian clients. Hilcia is a single mother of two who lives in the Samana province of the Dominican Republic. She lives in a rented house, that has unreliable access to running water (not potable) and electricity, with her two children and her long-term partner.

This is Hilcia's 4th loan with Esperanza. She started her business with the first loan she received from Esperanza Internacional, around 2 years ago. She plans to use it to buy clothing to sell in her retail business. She will purchase pants, t-shirts, blouses, skirts, and shirts to sell out of her home to the others in her community.

Hilcia wants to use the profits from her business to help improve the living conditions for her family. Thanks to her good investments and because she has saved, she has been able to bring changes to her family. She hopes to be able to save enough money to continuing improving her family life and to purchase her own house. She thanks you for your support!

In this group: Hilcia, Joaquina, Nidia, Maria, Lourdes, Luz, Lucia, Genaro, Acela, Flor, Ana, Maria, Maria, Yissel, Yanna


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