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Rafaela
With a loan of 31,500 pesos [DOP] Rafael has been able to buy fabric, cushions, foam, zippers, thread, and other accessories for her upholstery workshop. In addition, she's going to buy a piece of furniture and a used mattress, which she'll repair and sell.

Rafaela opened her shop two years ago, looking for a way to help her husband with the household expenses because she had been unemployed for a while and hadn't managed to find another job. He's a messenger in an art supply store. Together they have three children, ages 19, 18, and 14.

Rafaela wants to have more income to better equip her workshop and to be able to send her children to the university.
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Con un préstamo de 31,500 pesos Rafaela ha podido comprar tela, colcha espuma, zippers, hilos y otros accesorios para su taller de tapicería. Además comprará un mueble y un cochón usado, los cuales reparará y venderá. Rafaela inició su taller hace dos años, buscando un medio de ayudar a su esposo con los gastos de la casa, pues ya tenía un tiempo desempleada y no lograba obtener un empleo. El es mensajero en una tienda de venta artículos de arte. Juntos tienen 3 hijos de 19, 18 y 14 años.
El deseo de Rafaela es tener un mayor ingreso para tener un taller mejor equipado y poder enviar a sus hijos a la universidad.

About Dominican Republic

  • $7,611
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $7,840,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 39.4
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Rafaela to buy materials for her upholstery workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 28, 2012
Listed
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 28, 2014