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Mujeres Luchadoras 2 Group
In this Group: Gabina, Ramona, Evangelista, Alicia, Davia
Gabina is the coordinator of the group Mujeres Luchadoras 2 (Fighting women). She makes her home in a simple structure with her long term partner and three children. She says her goal is to have her own house.

Gabina is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for over 10 years. She plans to use this loan to buy underwear and some goods for her fried food stand where she sell meats, plantain, chicken, different fried foods make with flour. Gabina will use the profits to buy some materials to build part of her house, like blocks, wood, cements etc.

This Esperanza associate began with us because this foundation give better opportunity with the loans than others and more benefits. 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.

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
  • 36.4
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Luchadoras 2 Group's $1,175 loan helped a member buy underwear, flour, oil, meats and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011