A loan of $600 helped a member to buy new clothing and food items to sell in his retail business.

Genesis Group 5's story

Andres N. is the group coordinator for Genesis Group 5, which is based in the La Higuera settlement outside El Seybo, Dominican Republic.

Andres is 55 years old and married with four children, ages 25, 23, 21, and 16. His wife is also a client of Kiva and Esperanza and, together, they run a small general store out of their home selling men's and women's clothing, vegetables, chicken, and other provisions to their neighbors in the rural sugarcane community (called a batey) of La Higuera.

Today, Andres is looking to take out his 5th loan from Kiva and Esperanza so he can buy more clothing items, such as pants, shirts, and skirts, and food supplies for his retail store.

Andres' story is illustrative of his fellow group members' experiences with Kiva and Esperanza International. He reports that his life has improved considerably since becoming a microfinance client, and he hopes to sustain and grow his business in the future. Thank you for supporting Andres and the other members of Genesis Group 5 with your loan!

In this group: Andres, Alura , Didita, Maria, Yili
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