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Trabajando Para El Futuro 2 & 9 Group
In this Group: Eladia, Hilaria, Marcela, Jose, Bertha, Juana, Maria, Elena, Santa, Juliana
Eladia is the coordinator of her group Trabajando para el Futuro 2 & 9. She makes her home here in a simple structure with her husband and 3 children. She says that her most difficult challenge is to have her own house built with concrete blocks. In the meantime she plans to continue to enjoy her current home.

Eladia is excited to be taking her 10th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and grown her business. She has had her business for more than 6 years after she started selling at home, while her husband was fishing. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying all kinds of seafood (octopus, fish, squid, etc). She will use the profits from her business to buy school supplies. She also needs to buy a dining table and and a vehicle to transport the merchandise.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she needed the loans for her business. 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 Samana, a lush rugged peninsula with a nascent tourism industry. 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
  • 1
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,443,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.8
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD