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Los Exelentes #1 Group
In this Group: Birtudes, Francisca, Argentina, Sandys, Rosita
Birtudes lives in San Pedro Barrio Blanco, Dominican Republic. Birtudes operates a natural medicine business from her home.

She heard about micro-finance from a friend and took out a loan two years ago. Birtudes is now requesting her fourth loan from Esperanza to meet the high demand for medicine in Barrio Blanco. She is requesting 5,000 Dominican Pesos. With this new loan, Birtudes plans to expand her selection and restock her inventory. She will purchase natural vitamins, teas, ointments and clay spreads.

Birtudes sells natural medicine because she sees a need in her community and thinks they are good for the body. Yet she confesses that owning a business isn’t easy, because she has to push and do whatever it takes to survive. She hopes to be able to provide for her two children, especially the young one who is now 6 years old.

Birtudes appreciates it if you would consider funding her and her group’s businesses. Esperanza thanks you for your support!

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,275,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 35.9
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Exelentes #1 Group's $1,150 loan helped a member purchase natural medicine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010