A loan of $625 helped to buy tiles, cement, and other building materials.


Isabel's story

Isabel, the mother of three children, lives with their father, her husband.

Since they are living in a home under construction, she is requesting her 19th loan. This loan is to continue building her bathroom and a cesspool. She will use this loan to buy tiles, cement, concrete blocks, and plumbing materials.

Isabel is one of Esperanza International Dominican Republic's entrepreneurs who came to the organization almost ten years ago for a loan to expand her business, a small bakery, in which she produces homemade bread to sell to their neighbors. It also produces income she uses to help her family, to reinvest, and to make loan repayments. She lives in a slum area in Samana.

Esperanza International Dominican Republic is running a program in which most of its clients pay back their loans, fulfill the commitment to expand their businesses, and show reliability in their groups. They can request loans to improve their house structure, while implementing their business loans and attending group meetings.


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