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Dios Nuestro Ayudador 1,2 Group
In this Group: Suzette , Lorena, Maxime , Juslene, Vilina, Juslen, Guirlande, Bienaime, Juslene, Dibreis
Suzette, 42, is the coordinator of her group Dios Nuestro Ayudador (God Our Helper), 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 on the north coast where the economy is based on tourism 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 five children.

Suzette is excited to be taking her fourth 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 selling shoes and clothes by purchasing more merchandise as well as creams to add to her business. She will use the profits to provide food for her five children and to save towards purchasing her own home.

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
  • 36.7
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dios Nuestro Ayudador 1,2 Group's $2,150 loan helped a member to buy shoes, clothes and creams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010