A loan of $4,100 helped a member purchase Beauty Supplies to Sell to Customers.

Mujeres Con Esperanza Group's story

“Mujeres con Esperanza”, or Women with Hope, is a group of fifteen entrepreneurs seeking additional loan funds from Esperanza International. The group’s prior loan has been successfully repaid and the group hopes to use additional loan funds for further business expansion. MarieL. is one of the coordinators for this group in Santiago.

MarieL., mother of two and proud grandmother of three grandchildren (ages: 13, 6, 3), lives with her husband and sells beauty products. With funds from her prior loans from Esperanza, MarieL. has been able to establish a loyal customer base and her customers are able to buy her beauty products on credit and pay for their purchases at the end of the month. This agreement allows for a flexible payment system and has been very successful for MarieL.. MarieL. plans to use her next loan to purchase additional beauty supplies to increase her inventory. MarieL. dreams of a “beautiful house” and plans on using her profits towards that goal.

Other members of MarieL.’s bank run similar entrepreneurial activities including ice cream, clothing and perfume sales, as well as small restaurants.

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

In this group: Mariela, Mary, Andrea, Francisca, Magdalena, Maritza, Mirian, Maritza, Felicia, Secundina, Mariela, Marisol, Alejandrina, Ana, Joselin

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