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Porvenir Feminino 1 & 2 Group
In this Group: Flavia, Mauricio, Anatel, Alvaro, Pedro , Marina , Timoteo, Angela , Francisco, Diega
Flavia is the coordinator of her group Provenir Femenino. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated from Haiti to the DR) clients more generally. Her group is based in the Samana peninsula in an area where there is little access to running water (none of which is potable) and the electrical grid is very unreliable. There she makes her home with her five children in a home that, while providing the necessities, is very far from the commercial center of Samana.

This is Flavia's seventh loan with Esperanza and she has shown herself to be a reliable associate, repaying all six previous loans without incident. She is taking this new loan to purchase more gasoline to sell to her neighbors and wells as coconuts which she processes to make coconut oil. She believes that the profits from this business will improve her life and the lives of her children by allowing her to take a course in English and photography so that she can change jobs. She says that working with the coconutsis very hard work and she would prefer to work in Samana City and eventually save enough money to move there. She thanks you all for your support.

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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.

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