I'm a 33 year old Dominican female who came to NY when I was eight.I was born in Santo Domingo, but fell in love with santiago while on vacation. I visit Santiago every 4 months. During one of my vacations I bought a 4 bedroom house in a nice neighborhood and a car. After I bought this house I noticed that my desire to relocate to DR has increased. I could never afford a house like this in the states. I heard someone say that If you have your own home and a million pesos you have the potential of living well in DR. I have become interested in opening my own business in santiago. I'm thinking of opening either a bar,pawnshop, or some type of food business or maybe getting into money lending. I'm wondering how well off I could be if I was to relocate to DR having my own home, a 400,000 dominican peso cd investment and 20,000 US dollars to invest in a business. Could one open a profitable business in DR with 10-20,000 US dollars? Your replies will be welcome.