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Rompiendo Obstaculos 1 Group
In this Group: Alicia, Maria, Macula, Alicia, Sofia
Alicia is the coordinator of the group Rompiendo Obstaculos 1 (Breaking Barriers). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her two children. She says that her most difficult challenges is to work hard to give a better life to her family.

Alicia 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 more than five years, starting with a loan and some savings. Alicia plans to use this loan to buy bags of rice, beans, sugar, coffee, pasta, oil, plantains, vegetables, and more. She will use the profits to save and improve her business. She is wishing that her children can have a good education.

This Esperanza associate began with us because this program is focus to help people with their business 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 the rural area surrounding El Seibo, an agricultural area. 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
  • 3
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,265,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.4
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rompiendo Obstaculos 1 Group's $1,925 loan helped a member buy supplies to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011