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Unidas Con Cristo 1 & 2 Group
In this Group: Elisna, Belgica, Marie, Altagrace, Josefina, Marie, Maria, Susana, Elianta, Charita
Elisna is a borrower who lives near La Romana, Dominican Republic, in a rural community. She is the coordinator for her group, named Unidas Con Cristo 1 & 2 (Unite with Christ), a group of Haitian citizens who have made their lives in the Bateyes of the Dominican Republic.
Elisna, her long-term partner, and their four children live together in a Bateyes, which is a small rural community built by sugar companies for their field workers, in the tourist city of La Romana. Elisna also has two more grown children. Despite her difficulties, Elisna makes the most of her opportunities and she operates a miscellaneous sales business, where she sells non-alcoholic beverages such as soda, natural juices, and candies and also underwear, which she sells by walking in the street and from her home. Her most difficult challenge is to own her own house; meanwhile she enjoys working and being at home with her family.
Elisna is requesting a loan to purchase different products to increase her inventory, such as non-alcoholic beverage, candies, sugar, fruits, and also underwear. She has had two previous loans and has been able to bring changes to her family’s life. She thanks you all for supporting this loan.

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
  • 2
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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 Unidas Con Cristo 1 & 2 Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy non-alcoholic beverages, candies, sugar, fruits, and also underwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2011
Aug 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 21, 2012