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El Señor Es Mi Pastor 1,2 Group
In this Group: Modesta, Mialagro, Dominga , Elsa , Raymunda, Colasina*, Antonia, Clara, Casimiro, Altagracia*
* not pictured
Modesta, 53, is the coordinator of her group El Señor es mi Pastor (God is my Pastor), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti).

Modesta’s group is located in the rural areas surrounding San Pedro de Macoris, an area known for its baseball stars and economic depression, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home there in a simple structure as a single mother with her son.

Modesta is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling a variety of products including shampoo, perfumes, towels, juice, bread and also a toaster to toast the bread.

Modesta will use the profits to send her child to high school. 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
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  • $8,374,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.7
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD