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Mujeres Intelegentes 1 & 2 Group
In this Group: Marie, Edeline, Victor, Alamene, Francesse, Marie, Jinette, Milianise, Lina, Eveline
Marie is a member of the Mujeres Inteligente 2 & 3 group, the majority of whom are Haitian citizens who make a living buying and selling various products. Some members only emigrated recently while others--Marie, for example--emigrated several years ago. They live in a neighborhood of Puerto Plata, a city with an economy that depends on real estate, the country's largest rum factory and the tourist trade (which has taken a beating recently as other tourist areas have become more attractive). Marie is a single mother with 7 children, 4 of whom still live with her. She tells us that the greatest danger or challenge for her has been to survive in a strange country because of racism and the other barriers that she faces as an illegal immigrant from another country. Her favorite activity is going to church to praise the Lord and read the Bible.

Marie is excited to get this second loan from Esperanza Internacional. She met the terms for the first loan and has made great strides in growing her business. She has operated the business for around 10 years. She started with a small loan from a friend and bought merchandise to resell. She plans to use the new loan to buy rice, cooking oil, sugar and fruit juices. The business is called a "colmado", a small store that stocks everyday items. Marie plans to use her earnings to complete the process of applying for residency in the Dominican Republic. She hopes to be able to return to Haiti to visit her family and help provide for them.
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Marie es una de los miembro del Grupo Mujeres inteligente 2 y 3, un grupo donde la mayoria de los miembros son ciudadanos haitianos dedicado a la venta de diversos productos, algunos recien emigraron y otros como Marie quien tiene alrededor de 15 años, viviendo en unos de los bateyes de Puerto Plata, una ciudad cuya economía depende del sector inmobiliario, de la fabrica mas grande ron del pais y la industria del Turismo, aunque este sector ha sido opacado por las nuevas zonas turisticas emergentes. Es una madre soltera con 7 hijos de los cuales los 4 mas pequenos aun viven con ella. Nos dice que su reto o desafío más difícil ha sido sobrevivir en un pais extranjero, ya que suele haber muchas limitantes y racismo por ser una persona de otro pais, y se ilegal y su actividad favorita es asistir a la iglesia, para alabar al Señor y leer la biblia.

Marie está muy emocionada de recibir su segundo préstamo en Esperanza Internacional, después de haber pagado satisfactoriamente su préstamo anterior y haber dado un paso para el crecimiento de su negocio. Ella ha tenido su negocio por alrededor de 10 años, el cual inició con un pequeño prestamo que le hizo un amigo y con eso compro mercancias para vender. Está planificando invertir su nuevo préstamo en la compra de arroz, aceite, azucar y jugos, su negocio es un colmado, una pequeña tienda con ventas de alimentos. Planea utilizar sus ganancias para concluir el proceso para recibir su residencia dominicana. Su sueño es poder regresar a Haiti y visitar su familia y poder ayudarle con sus necesidades.

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

  • $7,611
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $7,988,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Intelegentes 1 & 2 Group's $2,050 loan helped a member buy products to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 9, 2010
Listed
Oct 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 24, 2011