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Ana is 50 years old and has a 24-year-old daughter and four grandchildren. Her husband’s name is Benjamin and he works in the food stand with her.

The name of her business is Comedor Mariquitin. She has owned a food stand for three years and sells such goodies as empanadas, fried chicken, fried fish, rice and beans, salad, friend plantains, juice and coffee.

This is the first loan she is going to take out from Esperanza, and she plans to use it to restock her cooking supplies. Before Esperanza, she had tried to take out a loan from a local moneylender, but the interest rate was so high that she ended up actually losing money on the transaction. She looks forward to the more flexible structure of Esperanza’s repayment system.

About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,221,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 33.8
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Ana to invest in her food production business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2007
Dec 4, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2008