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La Reforma 4 & 5 Group
In this Group: Urcania, Marta, Daniela, Maria, Graciela, Polina*, Elmita, Melida*, Niurka, Cristina
* not pictured
Urcania is one of the members of the La Reforma 4 & 5 (Reform) group. They are micro-entrepreneurs dedicated to selling clothing, natural goods, shoes, education services, etc., in the city of San Pedro de Macoris, which is famous for its athletes and its sugar industry. At present, its economy depends on the duty-free industrial zones, the cement industry and other minor activities like tourism.

Urcania is the mother of two children and, together with her long-term partner, she has been able to provide the necessities for her family.

Urcania is receiving her seventh loan. For each loan, she has made her payments on time and has made good investments. She is planning to invest her new loan to purchase goods for her cafeteria, where she sell sandwiches, burgers, juices and other different foods and snacks. She is going to use her earnings to buy furniture for her living room and to save, because her plan in the short-term is to have a house and a bigger cafeteria. She will be able to do this by saving and continuing to invest in her business. With Esperanza's loans, she will be able to improve her family and her own life.

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.

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