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Francisco
Francisco, a married man with three children, is a micro-entrepreneur selling miscellaneous products, especially fuels, such as gasoline, gasoil and motor oils. He is a member of the group called Vecinas Unidas (United Neighbors), located in the city of Samana. He has had his business for over eight years, started from his savings.

This is his sixth loan, which he will use to improve his house. After his last loan, which he invested in his business, Francisco realised the need to improve his home, and with this loan he will change his wood walls for a safer structure made of concrete blocks walls. With this loan he will buy cement, concrete blocks and other building materials.

Esperanza Internacional runs a program for their good clients who are reliable in paying back their loans, who have fulfilled the commitment to grow their business and who have shown fidelity in their groups. This allows them to take out a loan to improve the structure of their house at the same time as running their business and attending their group meetings. The other members of Franciso's group are recommending him for a housing loan.

Francisco thanks God, Esperanza Internacional and all of you for this opportunity. In his name and that of his family, he thanks all of you for your support!

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About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Dominican Republic

  • $7,611
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $7,981,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Francisco to buy concrete blocks, cement, rods, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 24, 2013
Listed
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014