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Pasos Firmes Group
In this Group: Ana, Luisa, Rosita, Angela, Marta, Jiliena, Ruth, Taiana, Maria, Nina, Matilde, Elisma, Laurette, Andrina, Jacquelin
Ana is 62 years old and is the mother of six grown children. She runs her own business selling fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, and meat, from her home in a sugar cane community, which lies in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic, specifically in the city of El Seybo. Ana is the leader of a group comprised of Haitians citizen who emigrated from Haiti many years ago to work in sugar cane production.

Ana started her business around eight years ago when she began selling vegetables and fruit. She is excited to receive her eleventh loan from the Kiva partner Esperanza International. Ana will use her loan to increase her inventory and to expand her business into a grocery store. She will purchase more merchandise, including rice, beans, onions, eggplant, potatoes, salami, chicken, and many other goods. Ana also sells used clothing for men and women.

Ana will use her business profit to continue to expand her business. She will also use part of her revenue to help support her three grandchildren who live with her, their mother, and her husband. Her grandchildren will start school in August, and Ana is planning to help to pay for their school uniforms and supplies.

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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.

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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