A loan of $1,000 helped a member to purchase clothing in bulk in order to start a small business.

Jesila's Group's story

Jesila leads a group of five women of Haitian descent, all of whom live in the San L. community of Santo Domingo. Jesila is forty years old and a proud mother of two sons and two daughters. Her husband works as an independent cabinet-maker.
To supplement her family’s income and help her husband fend better for the children, Jesila plans to start selling women’s clothing for a couple of months. She says that each day, after preparing breakfast for the family, she’ll be visiting her friends and other people of the neighborhood in order to sell her products. Jesila is very confident and says that she knows how to convince people to make them accept a product.
The entrepreneur is expecting an improvement of her family’s lifestyle as a result of her new business.
The other members of Jesila’s group are:
Cristina L. L., a clothing retailer
Felicia L. B., to buy perfumes and beauty products to add to her stock
María G., to replenish a small clothing store
Zelandia L. L., to buy perfumes, hand and body lotions and cosmetics.
Photo. Left to right: Zelandia, María, Felicia, Cristina Y Jesila.

In this group: Jesila, Cristina, Felicia, María, Zelandia Lisman
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