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Arturo's Group
In this Group: Arturo, Guerda, Almina, Ermita, Chiriciana
Arturo is the coordinator of his group Unidos Venceremos (United We Will Succeed), and his story is representative of his group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. His group is located in La Romana, a town famous for sugarcane and tourism, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. He makes his home here in a simple structure with his wife and two children.

Arturo is excited to be taking his fourth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid his previous loans and grown his business. He plans to use this loan to invest in his business selling sandals on the beach by purchasing more merchandise to sell. He will use the profits to invest in his home by purchasing a computer for his children to learn on as well as backpacks and notebooks for school for his children. He 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
  • 2
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,374,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.0
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD