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Idekel 1 & 2 Group
In this Group: Gloria, Felicita, Maria, Yenny, Martha*, Lidia, Jesula, Teofina, Mirtha, Melania
* not pictured
Gloria is a member of the 'Idekel 1 & 2” group. The name is taken from the Bible since this is a group with a Christian base. Every day, each member of the group carries out their business activities in the town of Los Alcarrizos. Some have their own businesses established in their own homes and / or premises, while others do not sell from a fixed location. Most of the group's members sell clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, food and other miscellaneous products.

Gloria's family consists of her two children and her husband. Her children go to school. Gloria works for her family and plans a better future where her children can complete their higher education and her business can prosper and become a family business.

Gloria's business is selling shoes and she has been in the business for around 4 years. She started out selling shoes from a catalog. This is Gloria's 6th loan from Esperanza Internacional and she feels very grateful because her previous loans have enabled her to make progress and invest in her business. She will invest this new loan in buying women's shoes in different styles, colors and sizes.

Gloria's story is representative of the other members of her group and Esperanza's clients in general, both the Haitians (who mainly emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti, some of them recently) and the Dominicans. They generally live in very poor communities. This area, like many other poor areas in the Dominican Republic, lacks a reliable supply of drinking water and electricity.
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Gloria pertenece al grupo Idekel 1 & 2, nombre tomado de la Biblia, ya que es un grupo formado por base cristiana, cada uno de ellos días a días realizan sus actividades de negocios en la ciudad de Los Alcarrizos, ya sean con negocios establecidos en sus propias viviendas y/o locales, o de manera ambulante. Se dedican mayormente a la venta de Ropa, Calzados, Accesorios, cosméticos, alimentos, entre otros productos misceláneos.

Gloria posee una familia conformada por sus dos hijos y su esposo. Sus hijos asisten a la escuela, y sus planes como familia, los lleva a trabajar y planificar un futuro mejor, donde sus hijos puedan completar su educación superior y su negocio pueda prosperar y ser un negocio familiar.

El negocio de Gloria es la venta de calzado, lleva ya alrededor de 4 años, el cual inicio vendido zapatos por catalogo. Gloria ha tomado ya su 6to. prestamos con Esperanza Internacional, y se siente muy agradecida por que con los préstamos a podido avanzar y poder invertir en su negocio. Este nuevo préstamo será invertido en la compra de calzados para mujeres, de diferentes estilos, colores y tamaños.

Su historia representa a los demás miembros de su grupo y a los clientes de Esperanza, tanto los haitianos (quienes en su mayoría ha emigrado hacia la República Dominicana desde Haití, algunos de ellos recientemente) y los dominicanos, quienes por lo general viven en comunidades muy pobres, esta zona, como muchas otras zonas de escasos recursos en la República Dominicana, carecen de agua potable y energía eléctrica constante.

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
  • 2
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,161,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 37.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Idekel 1 & 2 Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to buy shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 17, 2011
Listed
Feb 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2011