A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy clothes.


Progreso Y Conciliacion 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Mayra is one of the members of her group named Progreso y Conciliacion 1, 2 & 3. This is a group maD. up of fifteen businesswomen and businessmen, dedicated to doing business all over their rural community, outsiD. San Pedro D. Macoris. Mayra is a married woman with four children, all living with her in a simply structured home in a rural vilL. where many Haitian families live every day, working and fighting to have a better future.

For about 5 years, Mayra has been selling clothes by walking in her community and to many different communities. She started selling underwear, after she found an underwear market in the city of Romana. She has improved her business with every loan she has taken with Esperanza. This is her third loan. She plans to use this loan to buy different styles of clothing, for men, women and children.

Mayra's story is generally representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti.

Note: There is more than one group picture in order to present as many visible faces as possible.

In this group: Mayra, Juan, Epifania, Lucitania, Mercedes, Eludina, Felix, Rosa, Raquel, Andrea, Yisel, Margarita, Lucia, Belkis, Zoila


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