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Cristo Salva 1, 2 & 3 Group
In this Group: Esperanza, Omaria, Elithane, Maria, Clemencia, Belki*, Luciana, Jasmin, Rosa, Liphena, Dieula*, Lomilia, Elsa, Maria, Suna
* not pictured
Esperanza is the coordinator of the Cristo Salva Groups 1, 2 & 3. Her family is maD. up of four children and a husband. She said that her most difficult challenge is to proviD. a better future for her children by working hard selling in the street. She wants to improve her business and give her children the opportunity to live safe, tranquil lives with as little need as possible.

Esperanza is very excited to receive her third loan through Esperanza International. She took her first loan almost two years ago, and she is very grateful for the opportunity her neighbors gave herself by inviting her to join the group.

She has had her business for about 22 years. She started by selling silver jewelry such as rings and chains, using money that she had saved up. Esperanza is planning to invest by purchasing underwear and clothes for men, women and children.

She will use her business profits to reinvest and expand her inventory by buying more products, planning to set a little miscellaneous store in her house. Esperanza dreams of having a beautiful house and a successful business.

This group is composed of 15 Haitian's immigrants, located in the city of La Romana, where tourists and the sugar cane are the biggest industries. They all live in a rural area called Batey, surrounded by sugar cane fields.

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
  • 38.0
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cristo Salva 1, 2 & 3 Group's $4,500 loan helped a member to buy underwear and clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012