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Joncilia (pictured with one of her daughters who helps run her clothing store) raises seven children out of her thatched home outside Trou-du-Nord in north western Haiti. To support her large family, she has opened up two stores outside her house, situated along a small river heavily frequented by her neighbours. Joncilia runs a small candy stand as well as a clothing store. This loan will allow Joniclia to pay for transportation to the larger markets near the Dominican boarder and have capital to purchase a larger amount of clothes so she will not have to travel as frequently to replenish her inventory. She is hard-working and a well-respected member of her town. Joncilia has established a good business plan and clientele base but needs additional funding to make her businesses more self-sustainable while still supporting her seven children and saving for improving their home and their future.

NOTE: Jonicilia and four other micro-entrepreneurs in her community have formed a solidarity group to receive equal shares of $400 of this $1200 loan to develop their respective businesses. They have each gone through Esperanza´s business training program and proven to be responsible leaders of their household and community. They have each been evaluated and Esperanza personnel have determined that they are in the greatest need for micro-credit services in order to provide the basic necessities for their children and support the community.

About Haiti

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
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  • $1,762,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Joncilia purchase pants, shirts, dresses, hats in bulk; pay for transportation to the markets; increase capital for investment and savings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2007
Apr 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 26, 2007