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Amor Y Amistad 2,3,4 Group
In this Group: Tania, Antonia, Jose , Nicolas, Kenia, Ana , Claudia, Marcelina, Maria, Carlos, Martire*, Jose, Paula, Miquella*, Rosalia
* not pictured
Tanis is the coordinator of her group, Amor y Amistad (Love and Friendship), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti) generally. Her group is located in the Samana peninsula, a lush, rugged area with a nascent tourism industry, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and three children.

Tania is excited to be taking her tenth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her beauty salon by purchasing a basin for washing hair as well as a line of hair products, including shampoo and straighteners. She will use the profits to invest in her children by purchasing food, shoes, pencils and backpacks for them. She would also like to purchase a vehicle. Finally, she would like to invest in her business by securing a locale for it that is in a high traffic area and which is big enough to accommodate an ice cream shop as well. 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
  • 12
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,245,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.2
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amor Y Amistad 2,3,4 Group's $4,975 loan helped a member to purchase a washing basin and hair products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010