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Caminando Hacia El Progreso 4 & 5 Group
In this Group: Ramona, Maria, Juana, Lecodia, Viergelie, Matania, Ana, Micheline, Juan, Alicia
Ramona is a member of her group "Caminando hacia el progreso 4 & 5" (Walking toward progress). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and 2 children. She says that her most difficult challenge was to educate her children. In the meantime she plans to continue enjoying attending church.

Ramona is excited to be taking her 11th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for 5 years, starting with Esperanza's first loan. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business (a vegetables stand) by buying vegetables and fruit such as plantains, bananas, cassava, yams, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and others. She will use the profits to put aside savings and take care of her hearth; she wishes to have a peaceful life.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she wanted to have a business and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in San Pedro de Macoris, a city famous for baseball players and its sugar cane industry,where the main economic activity is Free Trading Zone, a cement factory, and others. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and uncertain 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
  • $8,161,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.6
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD