A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy gum, lollipops, snacks (chips), and others.

Genesis 4, 5, 6 & 7 Group's story

Isabel is the coordinator of her group "Genesis 4, 5, 6 & 7". Her group is located in the rural area surrounding El Seybo, an agricultural area. Before Esperanza went to her community, she was thinking about how to start a business, but she didn't have money for it. Some neighbors invited her to join a group, and now 20 members are having loans and doing business like selling shoes, clothing, cosmetics, and many other small businesses.

Isabel plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing gum, lollipops, snacks (chips), and others. She has had her business for almost two years, starting after the first loan she received from Esperanza. She is excited to be taking out her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and expanded her business. She will save her profits to reinvest in her business.

She makes her home here in a simple house with her long-time partner and their two children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to raise her children and to give them all they need; they are attending school. In the meantime, she enjoys singing and dancing. She is Haitian and she immigrated to Dominican Republic for a better future.

In this group: Isabel, Bienvenido, Festa, Fatima, Luisa, Creomena, Francisco, Maria, Cristina, Yesenia, Ramona, Selima, Rachel, Elena, Amefeta, Manyeta, Julio, Rosa, Maria, Philomena

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