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La Fe 123 Group
In this Group: Margarita, Moise, Carl, Senate, Clodia, Marina, Chougelie*, Yesenia, Anita, Joeline, Marcelina, Diana , Lavila*, Marcienne, Mercedes
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Margarita is a single mother with four children. She is the coordinator of her group L. Fe (The Faith), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the agricultural areas surrounding L. Romana, where the economy focuses on the sugarcane harvest, and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She and her children make their home here in a simple structure.

Margarita runs an ambulatory food stand which sells oranges, popcorn, sugarcane and chicken. She is excited to be taking her second loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by purchasing more merchandise. She will use the profits to invest in her family (by purchasing food and clothing) and in her business (by saving towards one day opening a small corner store). 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
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  • $8,583,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 35.8
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD