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Minerva Mirabal 1 & 3 Group
In this Group: Maura, Meri, Angela, Cristian, Carmen, Ramona, Aurelia, Soraida, Dominga, Santa
Maura is one of the members of 'Minerva Mirabal group' (named after one of the legendary Mirabal sisters who resisted and were killed by the dictator Trujillo). Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti, generally. Her group is located in the urban slums surrounding Santo Domingo, an area where crime is rampant and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her three children.

Maura is excited to be taking out her 4th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling bacon and sausage by purchasing pork and beef, to prepare salted meat and pork sausage. She will use the profits to cover her home expenses. 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
  • 4
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,265,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 37.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Minerva Mirabal 1 & 3 Group's $2,525 loan helped a member to buy pork and beef to prepare and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011