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Luz Y Progreso Group
In this Group: Mirlanda, Basilia, Valentina, Simon, Juana, Lidia, Vicenta, Silvia, Wilkin, Micaela
Mirlanda is one of many enterprising women who sells goods, like rice, beans, sugar, oil, flour, canned products, vegetables and other products. She is a young mother of 3, and they live together with her long term partner. Mirlanda's most difficult challenge is to work hard to own her own home. While she works to reach her dream, she will continue enjoying to work and attending to her family. She is part of the group called Luz y Progreso, which consists of 10 micro-entrepreneurs from the city of Samana, located in the northeast coast.

She is receiving her 6th loan from Esperanza International. Thanks to her prompt repayments, she has been able to strengthen her business and make good investments. Her plans for this new loan are to invest in the purchase of food & musical equipment. The earnings will be reinvested in more goods and savings. Mirlanda is grateful for the 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
  • $8,275,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 37.7
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luz Y Progreso Group's $2,050 loan helped a member purchase food & musical equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011