A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy 100lbs of chicken, 1kg of turkey and 0.5kg of yuca.

Grupo Unido 1 Group's story

Rafael is the coordinator of his group, Grupo Unido (United Group), and his story is representative of his group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients generally (many of whom recently emigrated to the Dominican Republic from Haiti). His group is located in the port town of Puerto Plata on the north coast, where the economy is dependent on tourism and where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. He makes his home here in a simple structure with his wife and three children.

Rafael is excited to be taking his first loan with Kiva partner, Esperanza, and is excited to invest in his business. He plans to use this loan to invest in his business running a small food market by purchasing 100lbs of chicken, 1kg of turkey and 0.5kg of yuca (cassava). He will use the profits to invest in completing construction of his home. He thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Rafael, Vinicio, Cirilio, Reyna, Felipe

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