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Luchando Con Esperanza 1 & 2 Group
In this Group: Yesenia, Yania, Miladys, Maria, Dilania, Yerdy, Maria, Patria, Catalina, Yani
Yesenia is a member of the group Luchando con Esperanza 1&2 (Fighting with Hope 1&2), located in the town of Puerto Plata, whose economy depends on the rum industry, on tourism and on the real estate sector. This has been the first touristic destination of the Dominican Republic, and one of the towns with the best sugar production; as it is in many other towns, it suffers from a shortage of drinkable water and electricity, and its population is composed of Dominicans and of Haitian immigrants. Yesenia currently runs a cafeteria, where she also sells ingredients to prepare daily meals. Yesenia is married, and her family is composed of her husband, their 3 children and herself. She told us that her most difficult task or has been the facing the global economic crisis. She enjoys watching a ball game (baseball) very much.
Yesenia is very thrilled to receive this second loan by Esperanza Internacional, after having been invited to form a Bank of Hope in her community. She is planning to invest this loan in the purchase of two bags of rice, oil, canned products, etcetera. She plans to use her earnings to reinvest in her activity and in savings. She dreams of owning a food store.
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Yesenia es una de los miembros del Grupo Luchando con esperanza 1 & 2, localizado en La ciudad de Puerto Plata, cuya economía depende de la industria del ron, del sector turístico e inmobiliaria, fue el primer destino turistico del República Dominicana y unas de las ciudades mas productora de azúcar, en donde como muchas hay escasez de agua potable y de energía eléctrica y con una población de dominicanos y emigrantes haitianos. Su negocio actual es una cafeteria, donde tambien vende alimentos para preparar la comida diaria. Yesenia es casada, y su familia esta compuesta por ella y su esposo, y sus 3 hijos. Nos dice que su reto o desafío más difícil ha sido la crisis economica mundial. Disfruta mucho ver un juego de pelota (baseball).

Yesenia está muy emocionada de recibir este segundo préstamo en Esperanza Internacional, después de haber recibido la invitacion para formar un Banco de Esperanza en su comunidad. Está planificando invertir este préstamo en la compra 2 sacos de arroz, aceite y productos enlatados, etc. Planea utilizar sus ganancias para reinvertir en el negocio y ahorrar. Su sueño es tener un almacen para ventas de alimentos.

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
  • 36.8
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luchando Con Esperanza 1 & 2 Group's $2,425 loan helped a member to buy 2 bags of rice, oil and canned products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011