A loan of $2,775 helped a member purchase rice, beans, oil, and other cooking staples.

Mujeres Unidas Con Proposito Group's story

“Mujeres Unidas Con Proposito” (or Women United with Purpose) is a group of ten entrepreneurs seeking their third loan from Esperanza International. The group’s past two loans have been successfully repaid, and the group hopes to utilize a third loan for further business expansion. Eladia is one of the coordinators of the group in Santiago.

Eladia is the mother of three married children aged 19, 28, and 31. Her business is selling undergarments. Daily she travels the streets of Santiago with her garments to sell to local women. She declares business is good and she is able to sell inventory daily.

Eladia's past two loans have been used to purchase additional undergarment pieces to sell; because of the success of her business and the customer base she has developed, she plans to start food sales from her home. Her third loan will be used to purchase rice, beans, oil, and other needed Dominican food and cooking staples. Because of her loyal customer base she is able to sell her products on credit, something that local grocery stores cannot offer.

Other member’s of Eladia’s microfinance bank run similar entrepreneurial operations, including small grocery stands, beauty salons, and vegetable and clothing sales.

On behalf of Esperanza and this group of business entrepreneurs, we would like to thank you for your support!

In this group: Eladia, Yanilsa, Ana, Juana, Dicia, Milagro, Malta, Marlenis, Fulvia, Luz

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