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Total loan: $1,525
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Mujeres De Paciencia Group


A loan of $1,525 helped a member purchase additional products to sell in store.


Mujeres De Paciencia Group's story

Calina J. owns a clothing store outside of the city of Cabarete, near the small community she lives in called La Bombita. She is the leader of the Bank of Hope named "Mujeres de Paciencia" or in English, "Women of Patience." The bank has 10 people in it, most of whom sell food products in their community.

All ten of these women left Haiti and moved to the Dominican Republic for greater opportunities. Many only speak Haitian Creole and have fewer opportunities than most Dominicans because they cannot speak Spanish. Calina sells perfume, cream, undergarments, and other beauty products. She will purchase additional products with her loan to sell in her store. Many of her group members will replenish the stock in their stores also.

Calina has been married four years to her husband Rafael and has a daughter who is eight years old. She first heard of Esperanza from an associate and decided she would like a loan to help her with her business. This is the first Esperanza loan for "Mujeres de Paciencia," and they are excited for this great opportunity!

On behalf of Calina, Mujeres de Paciencia, and all of us at Esperanza International, we thank you for your contribution and desire to make a direct impact in fighting poverty!

In this group: Calina, Daline, Flancina, Elena, Monice, Anita, Antoine, Saintanne, Maria, Amide
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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: February 12, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: February 12, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International