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Total loan: $1,550
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Genisis Group

Dominican Republic
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy more rice and vegetables for her restaurant.


Genisis Group's story

Celsa is a 48 year-old woman who lives with her three children in Luperon, Dominican Republic. When we arrived in Luperon she was behind her house killing chicken to supply the meat for her small restaurant that she runs. Celsa is famous for her Dominican soup, which has big chunks of fresh vegetables, chicken, and spices. She wants to use her loan to buy more food for her “comedor” including rice, live chicken, and vegetables. When Celsa isn’t working or caring for her children, she enjoys going to church and helping out in the community. She hopes that in the future she will have a bigger and nicer restaurant, and that she will be able to help the orphans in Luperon by making them lunch every day.

Thank you to all of the Kiva lenders who will help these entrepreneurs realize a better future!

In this group: Celsa, Percida, Eva, Amelia, Ramon, Irene, Wendy, Dinora, Ana, Josefa
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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 20, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 20, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International