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Santa's Group
In this Group: Santa , Elia, Virtudes, Giselle, Idalia, Marlenny , Hilaria, Angelica, Evelyn, Patricia, Belqui, Leonidas, Felicia, Carmen , Auras, Marilyn, Maria , Carmen , Maria, Maria
Santa is the gorup coordinator of the Banco D. Esperanza (Bank of Hope) Hondonada. Her story representative of both her group and of Esperanza's Hatian (many of whom have recently immigrated to the DR) and Dominican clients. The group is based in L. Alcarrizos a dusty industrial town north of Santo Domingo where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable at best. Here she makes her home in a simple structure maD. of wooden walls and a tin roof which she owns but does not have title to. She lives with her husband and one child.

She has come to Esperanza with the goal of growing her business of supplying salons in her neighborhood with hair products. With this loan she intends to purchase more hair products including shampoo, rinse and hair gel. She believes that this will allow her to supply more salons and to distinguish herself by always having what is needed in stock and providing high quality products. With her augmented profits she intends to purchase notebooks, books and to proviD. the figurative "milk" for her children. In the long term she would like to continue growing her business with Esperanza to the point where she can sell more products, reach more clients and eventually have the profits to purchase her own home.

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

  • $7,611
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,065,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD