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Con Cristo Se Puede 1 & 3 Group
In this Group: Yeta, Celena, Sano, Michelina, Rosa, Nadina, Carolina, Besta*, Dignorah, Mercedes
* not pictured
Yeta is one of the members of her group named Con Cristo se puede 1, 2 & 3 (With Christ we can). She and her group are Haitians citizens who have moved or emigrated to the Dominican Republic. It is s a group made up of 15 businesswomen dedicated to running different businesses from their homes or door-to door. They are located in a rural area outside La Romana, between sugarcane fields. She lives with her long term partner and their 2 children in a simple structure.

Yeta has been operating her Comedor (a kind of local restaurant for lunch) for around 2 years. Many people from the community have lunch there. She started with her own savings. She is excited to receive her third loan through Esperanza. She joined the program just 3 months after she started her business and she said this helped her get a good start. She plans to use this loan to buy items such as rice, meat, seasoning, canned meals, vegetables, flour and cooking oil.

She will use her profits to save as much as possible because she would like to have her own house, either by buying it or building it. Her story is generally representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti.

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
  • $8,374,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 37.6
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD