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Las Responsables 1, 2 ,3 & 4 Group
In this Group: Maribel, Erminia, Altagracia, Maria, Ines, Nareyda, Elvira, Casilda*, Cecilia, Beluse, Doris, Celia, Benita*, Leana, Fatima, Marietta, Celia, Elisa, Calista*, Mamuna
* not pictured
Maribel is the coordinator of her group Las Responsables (The Responsible Ones), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding La Romana which is economically based on the sugarcane harvest and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their three children.

Maribel is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza and she is excited about the potential to continue growing her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business running a "colmado" or small corner store. She will use the capital to stock her store with rice, cooking oil, beans and refreshments. She will use the profits to invest in her family and to continue growing in the future. 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

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,254,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Responsables 1, 2 ,3 & 4 Group's $3,000 loan helped a member to buy more rice, oil, beans and refreshments for her corner store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2009
Jan 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010