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Benita P. has successfully completed three group loan cycles and is looking to start her first individual loan cycle as an Esperanza associate. Benita lives in San Pedro de Macoris, an area in the southeast of the Dominican Republic where electricity and running water are unreliable, if available at all. She is looking forward to this loan through Esperanza International in order to invest more into her business.

Benita currently runs a small restaurant called Comedor Kirsy that she hopes to expand by buying more rice, beans, and flour to be able to service more clients. With the increased business, she will finish the living room in her house to provide her family with an improved living area. Through this loan, she will be getting closer to her dream of one day opening a bakery. Benita would like to thank you all for your support.

About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,228,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Benita to buy flour, rice, and beans for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010