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Dios Proveera 1 & 2 Group
In this Group: Rita, Rosanna, Rafaela, Lourden, Maria*, Martina, Rosa, Juana, Paulina, Ramona
* not pictured
Rita is the coordinator of her group Dios Proveera 1 & 2 (God Will ProviD.). She makes her home here in a simple structure with four of the five children she had. Being a single mom, she raised and educated them, working hard and taking care of them. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying to sew and spend time with her children.

Rita 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 around eight years, starting with small sewing orders before she expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying a sewing machine and some cosmetics products from the Ebel catalog. She will use the profits to save and buy a computer for her children. In the near future, she wants to build a house.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she needed money to invest in her business and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in Samana, a lush, rugged peninsuL. with a nascent tourism industry. 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
  • 2
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,374,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.9
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD