A loan of $3,550 helped a member to purchase blouses, skirts, blue jeans and pants to sell.


Unidos Venceremos 2,3 Group's story

Martina is the coordinator of her group, Unidos Venceremos (Together we will be victorious), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). Her group is located in the Samana peninsuL., a lush, rugged area where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their three children.

Martina is excited to be taking her ninth loan with Kiva partner, Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by traveling to the capital to purchase skirts, jeans, blouses and pants in the main markets and then bringing them back to her community to sell. She will use the profits to invest in her business by purchasing a scooter to help her move her merchandise as well as saving towards having her own store one day (her current business is mobile). Additionally, she plans to invest in her home by remodeling it, and in her family by purchasing necessary medicines. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Martina, Esclastica, Cirilia, Evelin, Alejandra, Martira, Ramonita, Ruth *, Basilio, Adriano
*not pictured


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