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Shalom 6 & 7 Group
In this Group: Harthanasse, Lucrecia, Santa, Mariana*, Yesenia, Santa, Maria, Olivier, Carmen, Teolinda
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Harthanesse is the coordinator of her group Shalom 6 & 7 (Shalom). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her two children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to have a stable business. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying being at home.

Harthanesse is excited to be taking her fourth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for four years. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying different shoes, including sports, kid and women's shoes. She will use the profits to improve her business.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she wants to make her business better, with more products. 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 San Pedro D. Macoris, a city famous for Baseball players and sugar cane industries. The main economic activities are the Free trading zone, a cement factory, and others. This area, like nearly all impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, suffers from unreliable running water (none of which is potable) and electricity.

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
  • 0
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,583,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.3
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD