A loan of $4,150 helped a member to purchase clothing, cosmetic products and shoes.


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 as she has been living in the Dominican Republic. She came to the Dominican Republic to work and to get a better future. In the meantime, she plans to continue attending church. Graciela is excited to be taking her 6th loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for almost 8 years, and it was started with a loan from a family living in the Dominican Republic. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing clothing, cosmetic products and shoes. She has been saving her profits because she wants to make her dreams come true. She wants 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, Cleanta, Mourancy, Disiana, Annette, Dominga, Yemena, Nathasha*, Elma, Naya, Maria, Mimosa, Falid, Floda
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