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Total loan: $4,575
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Bethel 4, 5 & 8 Group


A loan of $4,575 helped a member to buy underwear.


Bethel 4, 5 & 8 Group's story

Rafaela is one of the members of the group Bethel 4, 5 & 8. This group is located in one of the rural communities surrounding San Pedro D. Macoris. They are 15 borrowers who are businessmen and businesswomen. Rafaela makes her home in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their 4 children. Her business is based on underwear sales from her house and by walking to sell.

Rafaela is excited to be taking her 8th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for almost 4 years. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing dozens of pairs of underwear for men, women and kids, and also swimwear. She will use her profits to invest in her business and to save.

Her group is located in San Pedro D. Macoris, a city famous for baseball players and the sugarcane industry. The main economic activities here are a free traD. zone and a cement factory.

In this group: Rafaela, Dominga, Maria, Ramona, Maria, Rafael, Yesica, Sandra, Susana, Sandra*, Arturo, Maria, Violeta*, Emelinda, Yanira
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 3, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 3, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International