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Dios Es Mi Pastor 1,6, & 7 Group
In this Group: Marquelina, Yolene, Adelina, Alexis, Eleile, Mayra, Cesilin, Laura, Mery, Luoicilia, Micheles, Cleberta, Malouise, Esterline, Mericia
Marquelina, 44, is a borrower who lives near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. She is the coordinator for her group, Dios es mi Pastor (God is my Shepherd), and her story is representative of the other borrowers in the group.

Marquelina and the other borrowers from Dios es mi Pastor live in Boca Chica, a small town in between San Pedro and Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Boca Chica has unreliable electricity at best, and when running water is available, it is never drinkable. Boca Chica also suffers from the pollution of its two large neighboring cities. Marquelina is a single mother of four, and all but one daughter have moved out of her home.

With this loan, Marquelina’s third with Esperanza International, she plans to purchase foods typical of the Dominican cuisine: rice, beans, flour, oil, meat, juices and fruit. She currently runs her eatery from the side of her house, but eventually she would like to purchase or rent a separate building for her eatery.


Her dream is to give her children access to great educations so that they can all receive well-paid positions. Three of her four children are currently living and studying in New York City, and she said that her dreams for them are already coming true. Thank you for lending to Marquelina and the Dios es mi Pastor group!

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
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  • $7,927,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD