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Emmanuel 1, 2 & 3 Group
In this Group: Guillermina, Mireya, Claris, Lidia, Maria, Juana, Dulce, Martina, Andrea, Maria, Diocelis, Mayelin, Xiomara, Ruperto, Antonia
Guillermina is the coordinator of her group, Emmanuel 1, 2 & 3. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti. Guillermina's group is located in the rural communities surrounding El Seybo, a rural town where agriculture dominates the economy and where running water — none of which is potable — and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband. They have raised four children together.

Guillermina is excited to be taking her sixth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business considerably. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing sugar, coconut, and milk to produce sweet, local candies. She will use the profits to reinvest in her business with the dream of one day owning her own candy shop from which to sell home-maD. candies and pastries. She thanks you all for your support.

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