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Total loan: $5,350
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La Reforma 2, 4 & 5 Group


A loan of $5,350 helped a member to buy cosmetics, shoes and clothes to sell.


La Reforma 2, 4 & 5 Group's story

Agustide is the coordinator of his group, La Reforma 2, 4, 5 "Reform". This is a group of Haitian citizens who are now located in an area of San Pedro de Macoris, a town where the economy is based on the sugar cane industry. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable electricity and running water. The water is not potable.

Agustide makes his home in a simple structure with his 4 children. He says that his most difficult challenges have been settling in a foreign city and helping his family. He plans to continue doing business and enjoying the time he spends working. He is excited to be taking out his 12th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid his previous loan and growing his business. He has had his business for 8 years, starting with a fruit and vegetable stand. He plans to use this loan to purchase cosmetics, shoes and clothes to sell. He will use the profits to reinvest and to provide for his children. He is dreaming of improving his business and returning to Haiti to start a good business there.

In this group: Agustide, Maria, Filomena, Elicia, Ana, Licien, Maria, Marielena, Onese, Maria, Maria, Carmen*, Cristina*, Altagracia*, Ramona
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 19, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 19, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International