A loan of $2,675 helped a member to purchase coconuts and a machine with which to peel them.


Esperanza El Coco Group's story

Dania is the coordinator of her group, Esperanza El Coco (Hope, The Coconut), 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 lush, rugged Samana peninsula, an area with a nascent tourism industry, where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and two children.

Dania is excited to be taking her seventh loan with Kiva partner, Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her coconut-selling business by purchasing coconuts as well as a machine with which to peel them. She will use the profits to invest in clothing and food for her family as well as finishing construction work on her home. Additionally, she would like to be able to help her daughter who is in university. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Dania, Esmerearda, Cirila, Menenciana, Lucrecia, Monica, Maria*, Negra, Anselma, Selestina*, Olga , Catalina, Juliana*, Elizabet, Santa
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