A loan of $1,300 helped to buy concrete blocks, cement and other materials.

Lissette's story

Lissette, the mother of three children, lives with them and their father, her long-term partner, and a niece. Since they are living in a deteriorating house, she is requesting her eighth loan, this one to improve the situation by purchasing materials to start building her house's walls, which she will change from wood to concrete block.

Lissete is one of Esperanza Internacional's entrepreneurs who came to the organization almost four years ago for a loan to expand her business, a beauty salon which produces income she uses to help her family, reinvest, and make loan repayments. She lives in a slum area in the north of Santo Domingo.

Esperanza Internacional is running a program in which most of its clients pay back their loans, fulfill the commitment to expand their businesses, and show reliability in their groups. They can request loans to improve their house structure while implementing their business loans and attending group meetings.

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