A loan of $1,450 helped a member purchase new products for resale.

Las Reinas 3 Group's story

Group 3 from Las Reinas Bank of Hope is starting their entrepreneurship adventure with Esperanza International. This is their first loan. They live in Los Guaricanos, a large neighborhood in the northern part of Santo Domingo. Because it is so isolated from the city, employment opportunities are very scarce. People who work in the city have to commute long distances, relying on a very deficient public-transportation system. Under these circumstances, a lot of people have decided to start new businesses and become self-employed.

Emilia H. and EsteL. V. are two of the group members. Emilia is 54, has no children and sells personal-care products. Emilia did not have the opportunity to attend school. EsteL. is 28 and single, with four children that depend completely on her. She runs a small butcher shop. She dreams of making her shop grow so she can become a meat supplier for larger markets.

Thank you for helping these entrepreneurs in their initiatives to build a better future for themselves and their communities!

In this group: Emilia , Josefina , Juana , Fabiana, Estela
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