A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy clothing, shoes and cosmetics to sell.


Cristo La Fuente 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Graciela is the coordinator of her group, Cristo la Fuente 1, 2, 3 (Christ the Source). She makes her home in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their 4 children. She says that her most difficult challenge is saving enough money to buy a house and to return to Haiti. In the meantime, she plans to continue to enjoy attending the church. Graciela is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for 7 and a half years, and it was started with a loan from a family living here before her in the Dominican Republic. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying more shoes, clothes and cosmetic products to sell. She has been saving her profits because, through this business, she wants to make her dreams come true: to have her own house and to move back to Haiti. Graciela's group is located in the rural area surrounding La Romana, where the sugarcane harvest and tourist industry dominate the economy.

In this group: Graciela, Eliana, Disiana, Mourancy, Vie, Annette, Dominga, Elma, Nathasha, Nadela*, Dania, Clodeta*, Yrene, Milca, Mimosa
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