A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy a display case and more hair and beauty products.

Amor Para El Progreso 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Bernandina lives with her three children and their father in a simple setting, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. They live in Samana, a lush rugged peninsula with a burgeoning tourism industry.

Bernandina is the coordinator of her group Amor Para El Progreso 1, 2 & 3 (Love To The Progress). Her story is not unlike others in her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican community, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti.

Bernandina is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She plans to use this loan to invest in her beauty salon where she sells hair and beauty products. With her loan she will buy a display case and more hair and beauty products. Bernandina will use her profits to invest in her business because she wants to have an improved and sustainable lifestyle. Her most difficult challenge has been to improve her income.

Bernandina thanks you for your support.

In this group: Bernandina, Severiana, Antolina, Guadalupe, Reina, Yselsa, Genaro, Daris, Carmen, Jacinta, Martires, Corina, Valeria, Altagracia, Maria

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