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Cristo Me Ama 1, 2 & 3 Group
In this Group: Maria, Julito*, Gracita, Susana, Maritza, Salvador, Rosa, Awilda, Lamis, Elimena, Ludgerio, Esthervina, Maria, Jose *, Zeta
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Maria is the coordinator of her group, Cristo Me Ama 1, 2, 3 (Christ love me). As a single mother, she makes her home in a simple structure with her 3 children. To earn a living, she operates a clothing sales business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying pants, t-shirts, blouses, etc. She says that her most difficult challenge is saving enough money to get her own house. In the meantime, she plans to continue to enjoy attending the church.

Maria is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza. She has had her business for 2 and a half years, and it was started with a loan she took. She has been saving her profits because, through this business, she wants to make her dreams come true- to have her own house and to help her children.

Maria's group is located in the rural area surrounding L. Romana, where the sugarcane harvest and tourist industry dominate the economy.

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
  • 3
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,265,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 37.6
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cristo Me Ama 1, 2 & 3 Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011