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Dios Es Bueno 4 & 5 Group
In this Group: Margarita, Clarita, Yineta, Islanda, Feliciana*, Ivox, Viergemaine, Melania, Iveta, Criciana
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Margarita is the coordinator of her group Dios es bueno 4 & 5 (God is Great). She makes her home here in a simple structure with two children and her long term partner. She plans to continue enjoying being at home with her children and doing business.

Margarita is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for one and a half years, starting out with some savings she had accumulated. In less than 4 months, she joined this group for a loan to increase her sales. Margarita plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing chains, bracelets, rings, earrings and plastic jewels. She will use the profits to invest in her business. She would like to have an improved business and to travel to different countries.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she wanted to expand her business and needed the capital to increase her sales. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the rural areas surrounding La Romana, where the sugarcane harvest and tourist industry dominate the economy. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

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

  • $7,611
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,065,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 37.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD