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Mujeres Esforzadas Group
In this Group: Horimena, Elena, Nisla, Yfonia, Livina
Horimena, a 28 year old woman, is the leader of the group Mujeres Esforzadas (Hard-working Women), and her story reflects those of the other women in her group. She is a single mother of two children living in Puerto Plata, a port town in the northern Dominican Republic. It is a tourism-based area which experiences constant economic volatility, lacks access to potable water, and has unreliable electricity and inadequate sanitation and health care.

Horimena has sought a loan from Esperanza to help expand her street vending business, which provides a variety of goods. She will use the money from this loan to buy five pots, four quilts, four pairs of pants, and various other household and clothing items.

Horimena wants to continue meeting and working with Esperanza to further develop and expand her business. She dreams that the long-term success of her business will enable her to buy a home, and eventually a television, for her and her two children. She is grateful for the support of Esperanza and their involvement in the realization of her dreams. Thank you for lending to Horimena and Mujeres Esforzadas!

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
  • 6
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $7,847,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.2
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Esforzadas Group's $1,025 loan helped a member to purchase pots, quilts and pants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2009
Jan 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010