Jesus Es Prosperidad Group
Johanna is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for 3 years, starting with her first loan. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying underwear, cosmetics and shoes. She will use the profits to buy her children school's supplies and buy some couches for her home. She is dreaming to have her own house and to improve her business.
This Esperanza associate began with us because after having other loans she found the Esperanza program in her community and prefers our rates. 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 Santiago, an area famous for tobacco and beef production, the second biggest city in the Dominican Republic,. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.
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.
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