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Iluminada is in her late thirties, and she and her husband have three children, two girls and one boy, all of whom go to school. Her husband is mechanic. To supplement her family’s income, Iluminada sells fruits and vegetables, and she also prepares spicy sausage pork. Her business helps her support her own university studies. Actually, Iluminada studies Educational Psychology. The entrepreneur says that education is the only gate to richness. “People don’t strike it rich; anyone has to work hard to improve her living conditions," she adds. Iluminada will use her loan to buy more fruits and vegetables and raw materials for her business. She says she’ll keep working hard for the sake of her family.

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  • $9,700
    Average annual income
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  • $8,443,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 34.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Iluminada purchase of fruits, vegetables for a small business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2008
Mar 10, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 27, 2008