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Mata De Palma En Desarrollo 3, 5 & 7 Group
In this Group: Carmen, Vinirda, Maria, Ramona, Caridad, Santa, Marcelina, Rosalia, Alfredo, Francisca, Isabel, Dolores, Pedro, Altagracia, Berva
Carmen is the coordinator of the group Mata de Palma en Desarrollo (which means: 'palm tree in development'). The group is named after the community where it is located, in Hato Mayor city, in the eastern part of the country. Hato Mayor is a fairly mountainous region where the principal industry is agriculture.

Carmen is a mother of four children and they live together with her and their father. She said that her most difficult challenge has been to create her business. In the past it was very difficult, because she did not have enough money to start one up, but after she found Esperanza and took out her loans, she was able (like other members in this group) to open her business.

Carmen is excited about her thirteenth loan with Esperanza. After almost seven years in her business, she has expanded her little butcher shop into a bigger one, with more quantity of meats to supply more clients. With this loan she will increase her inventory and make even bigger sales. She will use the profits to invest in her butcher shop and she will start to save part of it to make one of her dreams come true: to start building her house. She dreams of having a nice house and a successful business with employees. Carmen and her group thank all of you for your support.

There are three photos to complete this group of 15 members because this pictures were taken in their community and we try to make visible as many faces as possible.

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
  • $8,272,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 38.8
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mata De Palma En Desarrollo 3, 5 & 7 Group's $6,100 loan helped a member to buy meat such as pork, beef and bacon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012