A loan of $5,025 helped a member to buy rice, beans, meat, disposables, etc.

Las Ovejitas 1 Group's story

Jesucita is the coordinator of her group, Las Ovejitas 1 (The little lambs), and her story is typical of her group members and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. The group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo, an area where crime is rampant and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. Jesucita is the mother of three children and makes her home here in a simple structure with her children and her long-term partner.

Jesucita is excited to be taking out her ninth loan with Esperanza and at the opportunity to grow her business with capital at low interest. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business, a little restaurant called Comedor where she prepares lunch for people in her community. Jesucita will purchase goods for cooking such as rice, beans, meat, and cooking oil, as well as disposables to serve at lunch. She will use the profits to invest in her business and to provide little by little for the needs of her family. She thanks all of you for your support.

In this group: Jesucita, Criserda, Lidia, Arileiki, Bangelina

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