A loan of $2,750 helped a member purchase new merchandise for resale.

Las Rosadas 3 & 6 Group's story

Marie and Angeline are group coordinators for the Las Rosadas bank. Angeline is an entrepreneur who sells clothing, bedding supplies, and miscellaneous beauty products. She has been running her own business for the last four years. As a immigrant from Haiti, she has few other economic opportunities available to her. Angeline works to support four children, and puts her profits towards food for the family, school fees, and maintaining her home.

Marie is an entrepreneur also involved in clothing and bedding sales, and other miscellaneous items. She has been involved in her micro-business for 2 years. She uses her profits to send her children to school. Regarding how she makes ends meet, Marie says "you can't just sit around and do nothing! Come up with something to do!"

These women describe their neighborhood as "forgotten." Their community, they say feels an economic "crisis" at hand. As Haitian immigrants, these women say they are very aware of the limited opportunities available to them. For many in their situation, university education will remain out of reach. Marie reflects that through microlending, she has achieved some important gains in her life. In particular, she was able to save money to visit her family in Haiti for the first time in nine years. This, she says, is very important to her.

Thank you for supporting these entrepreneurs!

In this group: Marie, Marie, Louride, Raquel, Florencie*, Angeline, Bernardine, Euna, Foufoune, Anise
*not pictured

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