A loan of $6,525 helped a member to buy bags of used or second-hand clothes to sell.

Dios Es Mi Pastor 6, 7 & 8 Group's story

Silvia, a borrower who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, is the coordinator for her group, Dios Es Mi Pastor 6, 7 & 8 Group (God is my shepherd), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in the group, most of them Haitian immigrants, who live in the bateyes, in this city.

Silvia and her long-time partner live in a batey with their two children. A batey is a small, rural community built by a sugar company, to house their field workers.

Silvia has a successful business selling used clothes from house to house. Used clothes are very popular in the Dominican Republic because most of the pieces are in perfect condition and have very good prices.

With this new loan, her ninth from Esperanza International Dominican Republic, she will buy three bags of used clothes, to resell by pieces.

Silvia's main goal is to finish building her house. She thanks you for lending!

In this group: Silvia, Vianela, Malouise, Jaqueline, Lidea, Manite, Eliana, Iluminada, Sabrina, Yolene, Marquelina*, Dezil*, Jesumene, Vanie*, Dieudonne
*not pictured

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