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Mujeres En Victoria 2 & 4 Group
In this Group: Epifania, Berkis, Rosa*, Yaneli, Rosaver, Ruth, Noerminia, Daisi*, Maricela, Yoneibi
* not pictured
Epifania is one of the members of the group Mujeres en Victoria 2 & 4 (Women in Victory). She makes her home here in a simple structure with her long-term partner and their only child. She says that her most difficult challenge is to make her business a great source of income for her family. In the meantime, she plans to continue enjoying to cook; that why she is dedicating to this kind of business.

Epifania is excited to be taking her 11th loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loan and grown her business. She has had her business for around six years, starting with her Esperanza first loan. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business by buying cooking ingredients like rice, beans, oil, meats and vegetables. She is running a little restaurant (in the Dominican Republic it is called Comedor). She will use the profits to save, to cover some needs like paying bills, and to invest in her business. She is planning to have a good restaurant and the biggest one.

This Esperanza associate began with us because she was waiting for money to work, and to start making her dream of having her own restaurant come true. Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in Samana, a lush, rugged peninsuL. 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.

A man in the circle is the husband of one of the women missing from the picture

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
  • $8,583,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.9
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD