A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy hair and cosmetic products.

El Buen Samaritano 3, 4 & 5 Group's story

Benita is one of the members of the “El Buen Samaritano 3, 4 & 5” (The Good Samaritan). They are micro entrepreneurs who sell clothing, assorted merchandise, shoes, crafts, etc. They sell mainly in a community located in the north of Santo Domingo; this is the area where the poorest community and neighborhood in the city of Santo Domingo are located.

Benita makes her home in a simple structure with her long term partner and their two children. She tells us that her most favorite things to do are to work and study.

Benita has been working in her beauty salon for about six years, which she started after working in one and learning all the techniques. She saved enough money to buy some tools like a hairdryer, brushes, and hair products. Now her little business is set with more tools and clients. She is ready to receive her second loan with Esperanza Internacional, after successfully paying back her previous one. She will use this new loan to invest by purchasing hair and cosmetic products.

Benita will use the profits to save. Her future plans are to have her business in a local area, to have her own house, and to educate her children. She thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Benita, Leonarda, Yahaira, Guillermina, Teodora, Isidora, Sonia, Alba, Antonia, Criseida, Yaquelin, Petronila, Pamelyn, Leidy, Jeannette*
*not pictured

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