A loan of $6,175 helped a member to buy clothes.

Poderoso De Israel 1, 2, 3 & 5 Group's story

Isabel is a member of the group, Poderoso de Israel (The Powerful of Israel) 1, 2, 3 and 5; the name is an allusion to JesusChrist. They are from a rural batey of Romana, Dominican Republic. She lives in a batey, a rural community built by sugar companies for their workers. Bateyes are made up of the homes of some of the poorest people in the Dominican Republic, especially Haitians.

Isabel lives with her three children and her long-term partner, her children's father. She said that her most difficult challenge has been to generate enough money to provide for her family and to develop her business. Isabel runs a business where she sells different clothing for men, women and kids. With her loan, she plans to buy more clothes and increase the inventory. Isabel is very thankful for this loan, and she hopes to continue her successful borrowing in the future.

In this group: Isabel, Celeste, Angela, Candita, Rosalia, Ruth, Elba, Isidora, Flormaria, Miledy, Elizabeth, Erema, Paula, Benita, Jaqueline, Yessenia, Maria Del Carmen, Maria, Johanna, Valentina

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