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Juana Gregoria
Juana Gregoria is 48 years old with three adult children. Doña Juana's business is offering milling services for corn masa (dough) to make tortillas, pinolillo and pozol (two traditional corn and cacao drinks). This is not the first time she has taken out a loan; the loans have been important to her.

Her husband began the business, but owing to certain circumstances of his life he passed away. Juana has always been a determined woman who knows how to get ahead. The purpose of the loan is for purchase of some spare parts and for maintenance.
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Juana Gregoria tiene 48 años de edad con tres hijos todos ya mayores. El negocio de Doña Juana consiste en brindar el servicio de molino para masa para tortillas, pinolillo, pozol. Esta no es la primera vez que realiza financiamientos, pues para ella han sido importantes. Su negocio lo inicio su marido pero debido a ciertas circunstancias de la vida falleció siempre ha sido una mujer luchadora y que ha sabido salir adelante. el destino del crédito es para la compra de algunos repuestos y mantenimiento.

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).

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,398,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Juana Gregoria spare parts and maintenance for mill.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2011