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La Fuente De Bendicion 1 Group
In this Group: Carmen, Ramona, Irma, Robinson, Avelina
Carmen is one of the members of the group called La Fuente de Bendicion 1. She works selling food. She cooks it to sell daily for lunch to people working in her area. This is called a comedor (neighborhood small restaurant). She runs it in her community, which is a rural area surrounded by forests and mountains. Carmen started her business around 10 years ago with her personal savings. She sells creole and homemade plates like rice, beans, chicken, etc.

Carmen lives near Bahia, in the town of Hato Mayor, an agricultural zone. She has four children and lives with her long-term partner. Her most important challenge is to have a successful restaurant. Carmen is requesting her eighth loan from Esperanza International. Because her loan repayments have all been made punctually, she has been able to grow her business with the re-investment from each loan. She has had the opportunity to improve her life and family and expand her business to get more clients.

Carmen would like to save her profits to finish building her house and give her family some economic changes for the future. In the future, she wants to have a successful business. She thanks you all 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
  • 1
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,275,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of La Fuente De Bendicion 1 Group's $2,625 loan helped a member to buy rice, beans, meat, cooking oil, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015