A loan of $1,625 helped a member buying used clothing to mend and sell.

Mujeres Esforzadas Group's story

Horimena C. is a young, single mother of two children. At this point in her life she lives in extreme poverty. She is doing everything she can to survive and to feed her children. It seems as though sending her children to college and having her own house aren't even possible. Her only goal is to make enough to feed her children and herself.

Horimena came to Esperanza International to try and receive a loan so she could start her own business. After many meetings and workshops, Horimena is ready to take out her first loan and start earning a steady income. She plans on starting her own business selling used clothing in her area. Though it is hard to even talk about her dreams for her children, she did say that she is excited to have her own business.

Her first goal is to grow her business so she can earn income to pay for her children's education. She said one day she does want to own a house, but she knows a lot of hard work lays ahead of her. She is ready to take the first step to a better life, and is hoping that this is the start of a better future for her whole family!

In this group: Yedelka, Raysa, Nery, Maria, Ambrosia, Elena, Yfonia, Noiseli, Horimena, Laura

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