A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy rice, beans, cooking oil, meat and chairs.


Creciendo Para El Futuro 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Adriana is the coordinator of her group Creciendo Para el Futuro 1, 2 & 3, (Growing for the Future). She makes her home here in a simple structure and is working hard to attend the university and become professional.

Having repaid her previous loan and grown her business, Adriana is excited to be taking her sixth loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for around four years, cooking foods and delivering them to people. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying rice, beans, cooking oil, meat and chairs. She will use the additional profits to save and supply some needs for her only child and home. In the near future, she wants to build her house.

She said that her most difficult challenge is to build a safe and better built house. She enjoys being with her child and working at home.

This Esperanza associate began with us because the loans are for business and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in Samana, a lush rugged peninsula with a nascent tourism industry. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

In this group: Adriana, Eugenia, Carmen, Fabio, Emiliano, Floira, Maria, Ligia, Natividad, Juliana*, Paula, Dominga, Clara, Brunilda, Cecilia
*not pictured


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