A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy two bags of used clothes.


Dios Es Mi Pastor 5 & 6 Group's story

Silvia, a borrower who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, is the coordinator for her group, Group Dios es mi pastor 5 & 6 (God is my shepherd), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in the group.



Silvia and her long-time partner live in a batey with their two children. A batey is a small, rural community built by a sugar company to house their field workers. Silvia has a successful business selling used clothes from house to house. Used clothes are very popular in the Dominican Republic, because most of the pieces are in perfect condition and have very good prices. With this new loan, her fifth from Esperanza International, she will buy two bags of used clothes.



Silvia's main goal is to build a concrete roof for her house. She thanks you for lending!

In this group: Silvia, Malouise, Jaqueline, Nancy, Iluminada, Estanord, Mariana, Marie, Clavir, Maria


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