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Confianza En Dios 1, 2, 3 & 4 Group
In this Group: Melania, Rose, Venite, Sobeyda, Rose*, Marie, Vanise, Rosemarie, Gerda, Cadete*, Mimose, Danelie, Esbania, Marie, Anne, Selimene, Maxina, Magdeline, Raisa, Elena
* not pictured
Melania is one of the members of the Confianza en Dios 1, 2, 3 & 4 group, which is located in the resort city of La Romana, in one of the communities without many resources. It is surrounded by sugarcane fields, also called batey. A majority of the inhabitants are Haitian immigrants who came to the Dominican Republic to improve their quality of life.

She is a dedicated mother who has eight children who live with her and her long-term partner. She has done different jobs to help her husband with the household necessities and bring in extra income. She wants to accomplish one of her most difficult goals - to have her own home.

Melania is very excited to receive her second loan with Esperanza International. She will invest the loan in purchasing different types of clothing for women and men, cosmetics, and especially women's accessories. She has worked in selling clothing for many years and with this loan, she plans to grow her business by adding different products to bring it to another level. She can then use her profits to make changes in her life, including saving money, purchasing a house, and helping her family.

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
  • 41.1
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD