A loan of $4,375 helped a member to buy bags of used clothes to resell.


Mujeres De Union Y Paz Group's story

This group is located in in the rural areas surrounding San Pedro de Macoris. They all live in a big rural community, surrounded by sugarcane fields. Rosa is the coordinator of the group, Mujeres de Union y Paz 1, 2 & 3 (Women of Union and Peace). She is mother of two children and they live together in a modest home. She is a single mother. She has had her used clothing business for around eight years, starting with some capital she saved. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business, and she will buy two packages of these clothes. Before she started selling used clothes, she sold underwear. She says that her most important challenge is when her clients don't pay her, because she used to sell on credit to be paid every 15 days. For now, she plans to continue to enjoy working. Rosa is excited to be taking her ninth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She is planning to uses her business profits to build her house and business. She dreams of finishing her house.

In this group: Rosa, Francisca, Rosa*, Alexandra, Zunilda, Teodocia, Gloria, Dignorah, Juan, Ana, Rosalvi, Ana*, Germania, Guillermo, Ruberto
*not pictured


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