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Maria is a micro-entrepreneur. Her business is named Variedades Maria; she sells a variety of products. Her business is located in her home where she sells her products to her customers who come to shop there. She also works as a traveling vendor, thus promoting her business. Maria is receiving her fourth loan, which she plans to invest in the purchase of clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and undergarments, among other items. Maria began her business after obtaining her first loan from Esperanza, managing to better herself and establish her business little by little.

Maria is the mother of two children, who she has raised with a lot of effort and hard work. She has always worked and been involved in different businesses in order to help with the family income and cover their necessities. Like all mothers, she would like to see her children grow into good professionals so that they can have their own families.

The most important goal, and her dream, is to be able to set up premises for her business, where she can have a small department store.
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Maria es una microempresaria, su negocio se llama Variedades Maria, donde vende diferentes productos. Su negocio esta ubicado en su casa desde donde vende sus productos a los clientes que van a comprar y tambien de modo ambulante, de esta manera ella promueve su negocio. Maria esta recibiendo su cuarto prestamo, el cual piensa invertirlo en la compra de Ropas, calzados, cosmeticos, ropa interiores, entre otras. Maria comenzo su negocio despues de adquirir su primer prestamo en Esperanza, logrando superarse y establecerse poco a poco su negocio.

Maria es madre de 2 hijos, a los cuales ha criado con mucho esfuerzo y trabajo. Siempre ha trabajado y realizado diferentes negocios con la finalidad de ayudar con los ingresos de su familia, y poder cubrir sus necesidades, como toda madre desea ver a sus hijos, convertidos en personas de bien, profesionales y que puedan tener sus propias familias.

El reto mas importante al igual que su sueño es poder establecer un local para su negocio, donde pueda tener una pequeña tienda por departamentos.

About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,275,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 38.0
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Maria to purchase clothing, shoes, cosmetics, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012