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Vida Group
In this Group: Emilia, Agustina, Yanira, Eliticia, Margarita, Yolanda, Angela, Agustina, Rafaela, Marcos
Emilia Torrez C. (pictured far right) is the president of her Esperanza Bank of Hope, Vida ("life"). She is the mother of seven children--aged 22, 21, 18, 15, 14, 10, and 9--and is putting her loan funds towards starting a well-stocked underwear store. Her primary goal for the future is to work hard so that she and her children can see the business grow.

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
  • 34.3
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Vida Group's $2,050 loan helped a member sale of women's underwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2008
Aug 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009