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Las Mujeres Capacitadas Group
In this Group: Justa, Maria, Maria, Marcelina, Juana, Bone, Ysme, Luz, Silverio, Francisca, Anania, Angela, Ana, Leonor, Isidro
Justa V. is 37 years old and is the coordinator for the Women of Ability microfinance group in Puerta Barrabas, Dominican Republic. She is a single mother and lives at home with her one child, Yeseña.

Justa owns her house from which she cooks and sells food. Among other recipes, she is particularly proud of her pollo frito (fried chicken) and chichaharon, a popular pork dish in Latin America.

With the two loans she has already received and paid back, Justa has been able to buy more ingredients and has recently purchased a larger stove, leading to higher profits. She has only recently been able to make ends meet and pay her bills, thanks in large part to the loans she has been taking from Esperanza. Over the past year, she has improved her lifestyle with a wage that allows her to think past day-to-day subsistence and plan for her family’s future.

Ultimately, Justa would like to open her own restaurant in Puerta Plata. In the short run, she will improve the business in her own home by purchasing increasing amounts of inventory and upgrading her equipment. Your contribution will give her the means to realize these aspirations. Thanks for your consideration.

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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
  • $8,161,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.0
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD