A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy new clothes to sell, especially for the upcoming Christmas season.

El Gran Esfuerzo 5 Group's story

Rosa is one of the members of El Gran Esfuerzo (The Big Effort) 5 group, which is located in the town of Hato Mayor. The town's economy depends on farming, and it is one of the most rural towns in the Dominican Republic. The group's main business activity is selling clothes, and most of the members who make up this group are Haitian immigrants.

Rosa has two children, and they live together with her father. She tells that her greatest challenge now is to have her own house. She loves going to church and to work. Rosa is very excited to be receiving her 13th loan from Esperanza International after having satisfactorily paid off her previous loans, and thereby given a step forward in the growth of her business. She has had her business for almost 12 years. She set up her business with a small amount of savings that she was keeping for business purposes. She started growing it with her first loan from Esperanza.

Rosa is planning to invest her new loan in buying clothes, especially for the coming Christmas season. She plans to use her profits to buy things she needs and start building her house.

In this group: Rosa, Margarita, Digna, Fifa, Gregorio
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