A loan of $4,675 helped a member to buy products for resale, such as shoes, cosmetics, clothes, etc.


Luz De Bendicion 1, 2, 3 & 4 Group's story

Marie is one of the members of the “Luz de Bendicion (Light of blessing) 1, 2, 3 & 4 group" which is comprised of 20 micro-businesswomen. They are involved in the sale of clothing, natural products, shoes, food, etc. Marie lives in the city of La Romana. Its economy depends on tourism and the sugarcane industry.

Marie is very excited to receive her fourth loan from Esperanza Internacional, having satisfactorily repaid her previous loan and taken an important step in her business growth. She has had her business for about nine years; she started it with her savings. She is running a retail business, where she sells hair and beauty products, clothes, shoes and cosmetics. She is planning on investing the new loan to increase her inventory and to respond to her clients. She does her sales from her house, by walking around with products and a catalog. When she sells via the catalog, her clients order an item, she buys it and most of them pay on credit.

Marie’s family is made up of herself and her three children, two of whom live in her house. She is now single because she separated from her long-term partner. She tells us that her greatest challenge is to build her house into a better structure. She will use her profits to save and start making changes to her house by building little by little. She thanks you all for your support!!

In this group: Marie, Michelina, Querlander, Francesca, Nadill, Maria, Serge, Ramona, Yamiri, Daila, Alida, Ena, Fredelyne, Elena*, Damary, Juliana, Niurkis, Domitila, Sheila, Leonora
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