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Asmenvi 1  & 2 Group
In this Group: Fabia, Carlita, Teresa, Sicta, Lilian, Bernarda, Esperanza*, Benita, Maria, Evelin
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Fabia is the coordinator of her group "Asmenvi 1 & 2 ". This group is located in the rural area surrounding Samana where the economy is dominated by the tourist industry. The group members are dedicated to selling cloth, food, shoes and many other miscellaneous products in their “batey” community (generally made up of poor, migrant workers) and other nearby communities.

Four years ago, Fabia started her business from her savings. She plans to use this loan to invest in her food stall which sells Empanadas (filled fried dough). She will buy flour, meat, cooking oil, vegetables, and other goods. She makes round dough, fills it with different ingredients, fries it and then sells the Empanadas in her food stall at night.

Fabia says her most difficult challenge has been to improve her business and vary her product with different ingredients. She thanks the Lord for these loans which have enabled her to increase her economic activities. One of her favorite things to do is to serve. Fabia is excited about her third loan and will use the profits to improve her business. She thanks all of you for your support.

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
  • 42.2
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Asmenvi 1 & 2 Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy flour, cooking oil, meat, vegetables, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014