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Mariana
A loan of 51,750 pesos allows Mariana to install the shelving her store needs and purchase a freezer and an electrical power inverter, because lack of electrical power is a serious problem in the Dominican Republic.

Mariana started her business sixteen months ago and it has been growing steadily, so the current shelving she has is not enough for the amount of merchandise there is in her business.

Her husband works as a land surveyor's assistant and together they have three children, who are eighteen, fifteen, and thirteen. The oldest will start college next year, so both Mariana and her husband have been saving as much as they can to support him.

Mariana's greatest dream is for her children to study and go to college, because "for us who are poor, the only way out of poverty is education."
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Con un préstamo de 51,750 pesos Mariana ha podido instalar la tramería (estantes) que le faltaban a su tienda, así como comprar un congelador y un inversor de energía eléctrica, pues el problema de falta de energía eléctrica es un problema grave en la república Dominicana.
Mariana inició en este negocio hace 16 meses y el mismo ha ido creciendo de manera sostenida, de manera tal que los estantes que actualmente tiene no son suficientes para la cantidad de mercancía que hay en el negocio.
Su esposo trabaja como ayudante de agrimensor y juntos tienen 3 hijos de 18, 15 y 13 años. El año próximo el mayor va a la universidad, por lo que tanto Mariana como su esposo han estado ahorrando lo más posible para apoyarlo.
El mayor sueño de Mariana es que sus hijos estudien y vayan a la universidad, pues “Solo estudiando los pobres podemos salir de la pobreza”

About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,158,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 39.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Mariana to install more shelving in her store and purchase a freezer and an electrical power inverter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 1, 2012
Listed
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 4, 2013