A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy calling cards, mobile phones, copy paper, etc.


Unidas Venceremos Group's story

Luisa is the president of her group, Unidas Venceremos 4 (United we'll win), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). Her group is located in the areas surrounding San Pedro, and their community depends on tourists. It is a poor area where the economy used to thrive on sugar cane but has more recently waned, and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. Luisa makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and their three children. She is excited to be taking out her 4th loan with Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to purchase calling cards, mobile phones, copy paper, etc. She operates a Cybercafé, where she offers services such as photocopying, internet access, and printing. She also sells communications products like calling cards, cell phones and telephone line activation. She will use the profits to further invest in her business, as clients always need more services and products. Her most important challenge is to improve her business. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Luisa, Ramona, Serafina, Cristina, Eligio, Budelina, Siliana, Ortencia, Herminda*, Clara
*not pictured


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