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Mujeres Esforzadas 1,2 Group
In this Group: Damiana, Rocio, Profeta, Santa, Teodora, Esperanza, Eliza, Ana , Mayelin, Maria
Damiana is the coordinator of her group 'Mujeres Esforzadas' (Forceful Women), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally--many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the slums north of Santo Domingo, 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 six children.

Damiana is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling cakes by buying the necessary ingredients. She will use the profits to build a second room for her children as well as to save for their education. 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
  • 36.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Esforzadas 1,2 Group's $1,975 loan helped a member a sack of sugar, a sack of flour, flavoring, and eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2010
Jul 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011