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Mujeres Unidas 2, 3 Y 4 Group
In this Group: Paula, Fania, Julio, Irene, Tirsa, Paulina, Alida, Margarita, Fidel, Mariela, Ramon, Leonida, Natividad, Julia*, Felipe*
* not pictured
Paula is the coordinator of her group, Mujeres Unidas (United Women) 2, 3 & 4, a group composed of 15 micro-entrepreneurs (women and men), located in the lush, rugged Samana peninsula. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their five children.

Paula is excited to be taking her 20th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. This businesswoman sells different items in her business; one is selling sewing machines (used and for domestic uses) and the other selling coconut oil. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing sewing machines to sell and coconuts to extract their oil.

She said that her most difficult challenge has been to raise her children and educate them while she has been working to support her long-term partner. She will use the profits to reinvest and save for any needs in her family. 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.

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About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,228,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Unidas 2, 3 Y 4 Group's $5,675 loan helped a member to buy sewing machines to sell and coconuts to extract their oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 25, 2014
Listed
Jul 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014