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Mujeres Unidas Con Proposito 4 Group
In this Group: Marlenis, Evangelista, Sujeiry, Adalgisa, Aurelia
Marlenis is the coordinator of her group Mujeres Unidas con Proposito 4 (Unite Women with purpose). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and a child. She says that her most difficult challenge is to attend to university. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying to watch television and listen to music.

Marlenis is excited to be taking her first loan with Esperanza. She is starting her business with this loan. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying clothes, shoes and accessories. She will use the profits to re-invest in her business. She dreams of finishing her university, becoming a professional, and help her family and others.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she was interested in starting a 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 Santiago, an area famous for tobacco and beef production, and 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
  • $8,374,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 37.3
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD