A loan of $6,075 helped a member to buy dozens of shoes to sell.

Con Dios Adelante 3, 4 & 5 Group's story

Ines is a members of the Con Dios Adelante (God Bless) 3, 4 & 5 group, which has 15 micro-businesswomen. They are involved in sales of clothing, shoes, natural products, food, etc. Ines lives in the city of La Romana. Its economy depends on tourism and the sugarcane industry. The city has a sizable population of Dominicans and Haitian immigrants who live in communities with very limited resources.

Ines is very excited to receive her fourth loan from Esperanza International, having satisfactorily repaid her previous loan and taken an important step in her business's growth. She has had her business for about six years. She started it with her own capital, after she saved money by doing different jobs. She is running a shoes sales business, and she is planning on investing the new loan in buying many dozens of tennis shoes, sandals, sneakers and casual shoes for women, kids and men. She sells the shoes by walking around, from her house, and from a place in a flea market once a week.

Ines’s family is made up of herself and her two children. She tells us that her greatest challenge is to have her own house. She really enjoys working and taking care of her children. She will use her profits to invest in her business and to start saving, this time to make possible one of her dreams, to have her own house.

In this group: Ines, Elimena, Teresa, Mariateresa, Maria, Andera, Silvana, Elena, Angeli, Maria, Ramona*, Nancy, Abelita, Yineta*, Cecilia
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