A loan of $4,650 helped a member to buy food to sell to her customers and used clothes.

Mujeres Valientes 1, 5 & 6 Group's story

Manesa is a member of the “Mujeres Valientes” (Brave Women) 1, 5 & 6 loan group. She is the mother of three children who live with her and her long-term partner in a slum north of Santo Domingo.

Manesa is very excited to receive her sixth loan from Esperanza Internacional. She has had her business for about 12 years, having started it after arriving in the Dominican Republic and seeing the need to begin working. She used a little bit of capital to go into the business of selling food. Manesa is planning to use her new loan to buy foods such as rice, beans, sugar, vegetables, cooking oil and meats, as well as to buy used clothing. She will use her earnings to invest in her business so that she can improve sales and save enough money to finish building her house. She also wishes to have good health and a life that is more economically stable. She tells us that her most difficult challenge has been to devote herself as a mother to give her children a better future.

In this group: Manessa, Ana, Mercedes, Carmen, Juana, Ramona, Marie, Maria, Teresa, Molene, Lucinda, Saintamene, Mimose, Reina, Lucia
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