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Total loan: $2,900
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Emmanuel Group


A loan of $2,900 helped a member purchase merchandise for last order placed.


Emmanuel Group's story

Jeimy L. and Yasmel P. are group coordinators for the Enmanuel Bank of Hope, from Villa Mella. This area is located on the northern outskirts of Santo Domingo. Jeimy´s group is on their third loan cycle and Yasmel´s group is on its first.

Jeimy has 3 children, ages 11, 9 and 2. She sells shoes from a catalog. She sells from her own home and also visits her clients to show them the catalog so they can place their orders. The shoes she sells the most are women´s. She will use this loan to purchase the shoes her clients have ordered from her. She says her biggest challenge is to get her customers to pay her on time. She dreams of one day renting a space where she can have her own store and sell not only shoes, but also clothes and accessories.

Yasmel has a one-year-old daughter. She sells clothes for all ages. The highest demand she gets is for women´s clothing. She buys her merchandise by bundles in order to buy a larger amount at a much smaller price. She sells from home, where her customers visit her. Her dream is to one day have her own store in Avenida Duarte in Santo Domingo (the largest commercial strip in the city).

On behalf of Esperanza International, thank you for supporting these entrepreneurs!

In this group: Yasmel, Erenia, Rosa, Estervina, Isabel , Yeimy, Cristina, Josefina, Reyna, Glennys
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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: February 17, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: February 17, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International