A loan of $2,575 helped a member to purchase shirts, pants, skirts, bracelets and a cash register.


Desarrollo Comunitario 2,3 Group's story

Apolonia is the coordinator of her group, Desarrollo Comunitario (Community Development), 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 long-term partner and three children.

Apolonia is excited to be taking her tenth 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 business selling clothing by purchasing shirts, pants, skirts and bracelets in the capital and then selling them at profit in her community. She will also purchase a cash register. Apolonia will use her profits to invest in remodeling her home as well as purchasing school supplies for her children. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Apolonia, Ana , Natividad, Gregoria, Petra, Carmen, Dominga, Hilaria, Ruben, Dominga
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