A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy materials and beauty products for her nail salon.


Mujeres Rompiendo Barreras Group's story

Juana S. C. is the group coordinator for the Bank of Hope group called "Mujeres Rompiendo Barreras," which means "Women Breaking Barriers". Juana owns a nail salon in her local community, and after hearing about a friend's experience with Esperanza, decided to take out a loan to invest in her business. With this first loan, Juana plans to buy materials and beauty products to use and sell in her salon - or as it is called here in the Dominican Republic, "Salon D. Uñas."

Juana is the mother of two young children and hopes that they can grow up to be professionals. Juana also dreams about growing her business with more customers. Part of Esperanza's mission is to liberate children from poverty and we believe (and have seen) that giving mothers a loan can really improve the standards of living for the whole family, because most if not all of the profit goes directly into the household.

Juana's portion of this group loan will be about $140 and she plans to pay back about $15 every couple of weeks. Juana would like to thank Kiva lenders for their support!

On behalf of Juana S. C., Mujeres Rompiendo Barreras, and all of us here at Esperanza International, thank you for your support!

In this group: Juana, Anastacia, Jose, Kenia, Francisca, Sandra, Angela, Ryna, Lidia, Ana, Niurka, Severina, Raquel, Francia, Claribel, Valentina, Lissete, Maria, Willi, Angela


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details