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Grupo De Juana Group
In this Group: Juana, Maria Isabel, Johana
Juana, the lady in blue, is 48 years old, married, and mother to a 16-year-old girl. She describes herself as hardworking and honest.

She began her business about twenty years ago, when her husband lost his job and was having a tough time finding another one. Juana now works with her daughter and her two friends, Maria Isabel and Johana, raising and selling pigs. Juana hopes that this loan will help her expand her business by allowing her to buy more pigs and sell them at a faster rate.

She hopes that in the future she can save enough money to buy a plot of land on which to establish a pig farm, something which would further stabilize her family's income.

Additional Information

About VisionFund Ecuador

VisionFund Ecuador is a microenterprise development fund that supports groups of entrepreneurs who lack access to formal financial systems. The organization works with vulnerable populations, especially women, in the marginalized urban and rural sectors of Ecuador. Its clients work in a variety of sectors including agriculture, artisan crafts and the commercial and service sectors. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to expand the organization’s services to the poor living in more rural parts of Ecuador.

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 Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 97
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,028,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Grupo De Juana Group's $1,200 loan helped a member to buy more pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012