A loan of $5,725 helped a member to buy hair and beauty products and underwear.


Unidas Para El Futuro 1, 2 & 3 Group's story

Rafaela is the coordinator of her group, Unidas para el Futuro (United for the Future) 1, 2 & 3, and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally — many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the slums, north of the capital. She lives in a simple structure home with her four children and her long term partner. She has had her business for around 5 years, which she started after she need to find money for her home needs, because her partner's incoming funds were too slow.

Rafaela is excited to be taking out her 4th loan with Esperanza to invest in her business, a Beauty Salon where she also sells underwear and miscellaneous products. She will use the profits to save towards owning her own home and helping her children to get a good education. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Rafaela, Yrene, Rosita, Altagracia, Luz, Enrique, Ysabel, Felicia, Geanny, Maria, Ana, Ruth, Raisa, Cruz, Santa
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