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El Gran Esfuerzo 1 & 4 Group
In this Group: Edicto, Nanci, Natacha*, Niurca, Lorenza, Masilia, Sencion, Emilia, Elio, Noelsine
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Edicto is one of the members of the El gran esfuerzo ("the great effort") 1 & 4 Group located in the city of Hato Mayor, a primarily agricultural region. It is one of the most rural cities. The population of this area is comprised of Dominicans and Haitian immigrants. This group is dedicated to sell by walking through their community and other communities nearby, carrying their products.

Edicto is a hardworking father of six children. He lives with two of them and their mother, and the rest of his children are living in their own home and in Haiti. He tells us that his biggest challenge is to have his own house, and he is saving his business profits to start building it. He operates a clothing sales business, and with this loan he will invest by purchasing products like shirts, pants, blouses, t-shirts, underwear and other items.

Edicto is very excited to receive his 11th loan through Esperanza Internacional, after having successfully repaid his previous loan. He has had his business for about six years. His dream is to have a house and to live quietly in it with his family.

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

  • $7,611
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $7,847,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 38.8
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Gran Esfuerzo 1 & 4 Group's $3,800 loan helped a member to buy products like shirts, pants, blouses, t-shirts and underwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012