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Update on Milagro De Dios Group

Milagro de Dios Communal Bank is made up of ten members, nine women and one man, parents with 25 children in their care. They're from Sauce, located in the northern part of the country. Unfortunately these people weren't able to study because they lacked the financial resources and needed to work from a young age. They want to give their children a better future, though, and they strive every day.

The coordinator of the communal bank is Priscila, a woman with a great desire for personal improvement. Her job is selling baked goods such as pastry, cake, spice bread, and cannoli, which she does on foot every day under the intense sun with a 20-kilogram basket on her head. She devotes about ten hours a day to her job, which she carries out with great pleasure because it has been her children's lifestyle.

The goal of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business with pastries for sale so she can have a better income in the near future.

Milagro de Dios Communal Bank is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries such as Nicaragua.
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El banco comunal Milagro de Dios está conformado por 10 integrantes, 9 mujeres y 1 hombre, madres y padre con 25 hijos bajo su responsabilidad, ellos son originarios de Sauce, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Lamentablemente estas personas no pudieron estudiar por falta de recursos económicos, se vieron obligados a trabajar desde temprana edad, por lo tanto desean brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos, y luchan día a día.

La coordinadora del banco comunal es Priscila, es una mujer con ganas de superación personal, y tiene por actividad económica la venta de repostería como pasteles, maletas, pan de especies, cachos, actividad que desempeña de forma ambulante, con una pana en su cabeza con unos 20 kg cargando diariamente bajo el intenso sol. Ella dedica a su actividad unas 10 horas diarias; actividad que la desempeña con mucho gusto porque ha sido la forma de vida de sus hijos. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio con la compra de repostería para la venta, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal Milagro de Dios agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua.

Previous Loan Details

The name of this communal bank is “Milagro de Dios” (God’s Miracle). It is comprised of eight enterprising people who devote themselves to different types of work. They can be found selling recharges, making tortillas, dressmaking, butchering pigs, and selling curd and ice cream. All of them a... More from Milagro De Dios Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Fundación Leon 2000

This loan is administered by Fundación Leon 2000. Fundación Leon 2000 began operations in 1993 as the first microfinance institution to serve the western part of Nicaragua, a country which continues to be one of the poorest in the western hemisphere. Fundación Leon 2000 works to further the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises through credit services and management, applying the best credit industry practices and technical expertise. Additionally, Fundación Leon manages several business and financial education programs in the community, specifically for young entrepreneurs and at-risk youth. Fundación Leon 2000’s group of experienced and dedicated employees works in 7 offices in Leon, Chinandega, Chichigalpa, Somotillo, Jinotepe, El Sauce, and Nagarote and serves several thousand clients (the majority of whom are women).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,034,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Milagro De Dios Group's $2,550 loan helped a member to buy pastry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013