A loan of $1,100 helped to buy cement, concrete blocks, and other building materials.

Juana's story

Juana is the mother of three children. She had been living in deteriorated housing and decided to start building a house. She took out loans with Esperanza almost five years ago to expand her business selling clothes. She used most of her profits to save, planning to build her house. Now she is requesting a loan for materials to build her house.

Juana is one of Esperanza Internacional's entrepreneurs. She came to Esperanza Internacional almost five years ago for a loan to expand her business. She joined the group Vecinas Unidas (United Neighbors) in one of the rural villages in Samana, where she has received nine loans to invest in her business. Esperanza Internacional is running a program where most of their clients pay back their loans, fulfill the commitment to expand their businesses, and show fidelity to their groups. They can request loans to improve their houses while running their businesses and attending group meetings.

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