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Seven months ago, this 20-year-old opened a small business preparing and selling sandwiches and hot dogs. She lives with her 23-year-old partner and her two children. María sells her sandwiches in a public place in the morning, and from her house in the afternoon. Her partner helps her sometimes, taking the goods to his job and selling them to his coworkers.
Maria is requesting a loan of $250 to increase her sales. With the loan, she will be able to purchase more foodstuffs and increase her output. She will also buy fruits so she can prepare natural juices and expand her offerings to her customers. Additional income will help the couple care for their children more easily.

About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,254,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 33.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped María to buy foodstuffs to expand her food production business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2007
Nov 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 12, 2008