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Mujeres Al Progreso Group
In this Group: Yorkis, Alexandra, Martha, Fidelina, Arisleyda, Kirsys, Horacia, Elva , Isabel , Maria
Yorkis is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Al Progreso (Women toward Progress), 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 Puerto Plata, a port town located on the north coast of the DR, where the economy is based around tourism and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure as a single mother with her three children.

Yorkis is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business in which she acts as a sort of a gopher or intermediary, taking orders from clients and then arranging for them to be transported to the client. She will use the profits to invest in finishing the construction of her home and saving money to one day have a small location for her business. 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
  • 1
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,275,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.2
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Al Progreso Group's $3,050 loan helped a member capital for her to purchase her clients' orders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010