A loan of $1,800 helped a member purchase supplies for nail salon.


Mujeres Con Futuro Group's story

“Mujeres con Futuro” or "Women with a Future," is a microfinance bank composed of ten entrepreneurs seeking their first loan from Esperanza International.

The community in which this microfinance bank is located has suffered greatly over the past two years. Less than two years ago, tropical storm activity and rapid flooding destroyed all the member’s homes; in the community and hundreds were killed. The Dominican government has since provided a new housing community for these affected. The bank members have been living for less than nine months in government-funded housing and are beginning the process of reestablishing their business activities.

Gladys, a mother of three (ages: 18, 12, 3) is one of the coordinators for this group in the city of Santiago. Gladys runs a nail salon and hopes to use her first microfinance loan from Esperanza to buy the materials that she needs for her business, including hand creams and a fan. Each day, Gladys serves between 2-4 clients and dreams of expanding her business so that she may continue to provide for her family.

Other members of Gladys’s bank run similar entrepreneurial activities, including "colmados," which are small grocery stands 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: Iluminada, Ana, Ana, Solanily, Margarita, Gladys, Xiomara, Yenny, Paulina, Kenia
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