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Las Trabajadoras 1 Group
In this Group: Dorotea, Leopoldiana, Leidy, Maribel, Teanny
Dorotea plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling used clothing. She buys large packages of used clothing shipped to the Dominican Republic from the United States and then sells them in her community.


Dorotea is the coordinator of her group, Las Trabajadoras (The Workers), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) generally. Her group is located in the slums that ring Santo Domingo, an urban area where crime is high. Running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her family.


Dorotea is excited to be taking her second loan after having successfully repaid her previous loan. She will use the profits to reinvest in her business and for savings to build upon her very small base of possessions. She thanks you all for your support.

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
  • 8
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $7,988,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Trabajadoras 1 Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy packages of used clothing in bulk to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2009
Listed
Dec 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2010