A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy a variety of products including shoes, clothes and cosmetics.

Cristo Salva 1 Group's story

Esperanza is the coordinator of the Cristo Salva Group 1. Her family is made up of four children and a husband. She said that her most difficult challenge is to give her children the opportunity to live safely, and to get the education they need.

Esperanza is very excited to receive her four loan through Esperanza International. She took her first loan almost two years ago, and she is very grateful for the opportunity her neighbors gave her by inviting her to join the group.

She has had her business for about twenty-three years. She started by selling silver jewelry such as rings and chains, using money that she had saved up. Esperanza is planning to invest by purchasing miscellaneous products like shoes, underwear, clothing and cosmetic products. She usually sells by walking to the main city of La Romana, and other closer bateyes (sugar cane workers' town) and communities. She will use her business profits to reinvest and expand her inventory by buying more products. She is planning to set up a little miscellaneous store in her house.

This group is composed of 5 Haitian's immigrants, located in the city of La Romana, where tourists and the sugar cane are the biggest industries. They all live in a rural area called Batey, surrounded by sugar cane fields.

In this group: Esperanza, Maria, Clemencia, Omaria, Elithane

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