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Esperanza Divina Group
In this Group: Bartola, Roberto, Maria, Carolina, Marindri, Flor, Dima, Genesis*, Candida, Luscasilda*
* not pictured
Bartola is a member of the group Esperanza Divina (Divine hope). This group, like many others, runs its businesses by walking through the community and selling from home. Most of them are selling clothes, shoes and jewelry, while others run beauty salons, grocery stores, etc.

Bartola makes her home in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their four children. They live in the rural area surrounding Hato Mayor, an agricultural area. Bartola operates a fried food stall business. She has been in business for over five years, starting with some savings she had. While she says that her most important challenge is developing her business into a Comedor (a little restaurant), she continues to enjoy it. She is excited to be taking her third loan with Esperanza. She plans to use her loan to buy food ingredients like chicken, beef, flour, plantains, and other goods.

Bartola will use the profits to reinvest in her business. She is very happy for your support and she wants to thank you in her group’s name and her own!

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
  • $8,265,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Esperanza Divina Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to buy flour, plantains, meat, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013