A loan of $1,575 helped a member purchase a wider variety of clothes for sale.


Los Laureles 1 Group's story

The group 1 from the "Los Laureles" Bank of Hope, a group of 5 entrepreneurs, live in Los Alcarrizos, on the northwestern outskirts of Santo Domingo, the capital city. Pressina H. is the group coordinator. She is divorced and has no children.

Pressina, like many of the group members and the people who live in her area, is a Haitian inmigrant. She barely has elementary school education. Pressina sells clothes as her micro-business. Some of the other group members´ businesses are food stands and small grocery/convenience stores. Pressina hopes that taking loans to expand her merchandise and be able to satisfy a larger clientele will allow her to be financially independent one day and live in better conditions. She also hopes her business reaches a point where she makes enough profits to help others in need.

Thank you for supporting these entrepreneurs!

In this group: Pressina , Concepcion, Gypsie, Elena, Elucie
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