Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Jehova Es Mi Pastor 1,2 Group
In this Group: Lucia, Niurka, Margarita, Hernandez , Deisy , Yessenia, Juana, Carmen, Justa , Maria
Lucia is the coordinator of her group Jehova es mi Pastor (God is my Pastor), 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 urban slums surrounding Santiago, an area famous for tobacco and beef production, 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.

Lucia is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business selling cosmetics by purchasing Avon and Abel beauty products as well as perfumes, creams and women's underwear. She will use the profits to continue investing in her business, with the long-term goal of saving towards purchasing her own home. She thanks all of you 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
  • 1
    View loans »
    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,439,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.8
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jehova Es Mi Pastor 1,2 Group's $3,975 loan helped a member to purchase beauty products from Avon and Abel, perfumes, cremes and women's underwear to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011