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This 36 year old woman dedicates herself to preparing and selling ´chimi churri.´ Frequently abbreviated to ‘chimi,’ it’s a hot sandwich – either a pork burger or roast pork – adorned with fresh salad and a variety of sauces squeezed from plastic bottles. Her husband works as a watchman in a hotel at Bávaro, a touristy zone located in the east of the country. She has three boys and a girl. They attend the public school of the suburb; the elder is finishing the last grade of secondary school. Esther operates the business from 4 pm to 12 am. Besides the ´chimi,´ she also sells beer and natural juices. With her loan, she wants to purchase raw materials such as ´salami,´ cabbage, lettuce, onion, and meat, in order to prepare her ´chimis.´ With the profits from business, she will help her husband financially support their children and continue improving the family’s life condition.

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  • $9,700
    Average annual income
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  • $8,557,075
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Esther to buy raw materials to continue preparing and selling her 'chimis,' a typical hot sandwich of the Dominican Republic.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2007
Oct 16, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 30, 2008