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Comunidad Unida - 9 Group
In this Group: Ylaria, Saida, Iliana, Katerin, Clara
This group of five entrepreneurs is taking its first loan with Esperanza International, Kiva's partner. Ylaria M. is the group representative. She originally sold bedding items. However, during January and February, her bedding business decreased in sales. So she decided to take a loan to start selling undergarments. She thought this would be an interesting sales experience.

She plans on selling the undergarments she purchases with her loan to all her current clients ''and anyone else who wants.'' Her future plan is to set up a decoration shop, as big and equipped as she wants it. She plans to continue selling her decoration items and bedding in the future.

So far, she hasn't had problems with customers that have unpaid past due amounts after purchasing on credit. ''I know who I make business with,'' she says. All her customers are reliable people who make their payments on time. She hopes this good relationship with her clients will continue as she diversifies into another sales branch.

Please help us support these new entrepreneurs through this Kiva loan. Thank you!

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,272,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 35.9
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Comunidad Unida - 9 Group's $1,125 loan helped a member purchasing underwear to add to bedding sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009