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Nuestra Esperanza Group
In this Group: Lilliam Candida, Yadira Antonia, Juana Epifania , Francisca Milagros , Angela Del Socorro , Maria Ana , Martha Lorena, Martha Lorena

Update on Nuestra Esperanza Group

The Nuestra Esperanza Communal Bank is composed of 8 members, all women, ranging in age from 35 to 50 years old. Together the women have 20 children under their care. All belong to the community of El Sauce in the town of León, an area known for its production of milk, cheese and curd and for raising chickens and pigs.

All of the women are very hardworking and were mutually acquainted with each other. They decided to apply for loans as a group in order to support their various economic activities, which include selling milk and curd, selling chickens, selling pigs and selling fried snacks. They carry out their work in their homes and spend 12 hours a day in their daily routines. For example, Martha Lorena is the bank coordinator and sells milk and curd. She gets up at 4 a.m. to be able to sell her products, which are consumed daily very early in the morning by her neighbors in the community.

All of the woman are very modest country people. Consequently they enjoy their work and consider it to be a respectable way to make a living. The funding that Kiva lenders provide to people with scarce resources in poor countries, such as Nicaragua, so they can continue working and living with dignity, is very important to them.
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El banco comunal nuestra esperanza esta conformado por 8 integrantes todas son mujeres comprendida en la edades de 35 a 50 anos con 20 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Todas pertenecen a la localidad del Sauce municipio de León, lugar que se caracteriza por ser una zona productora de leche, queso, cuajada, crianza de gallinas y cerdos. Todas son mujeres muy trabajadoras que se conocen mutuamente y decidieron optar a trabajar con los créditos de forma grupal, dentro de sus actividades económicas son: venta leche y cuajada, venta de gallinas, venta de cerdos, fritangas ellas realizan sus actividades en su casa de habitación por lo tanto tienen una rutina diaria de 12 horas por ejm: Martha Lorena es la coordinadora de banco y tiene por actividad la venta de leche y cuajada por lo tanto su rutina levantarse a las 4:am para poder ofrecer su producto el cual es consumido diariamente en horas tempranas por los vecinos de su comunidad. Todas son mujeres muy humilde del campo por lo tanto disfruta su trabajo a demás de ser su forma honrada de obtener ingresos para ellas es de mucha importancia el financiamiento que los prestatarios kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y de países pobre como es Nicaragua para seguir trabajando y vivir dignamente.

Previous Loan Details

The communal bank NUESTRA ESPERANZA is comprised of eight enterprising women who, through much effort, have created a working tool in order to support their families. This group of entrepreneurs has been working with the Fundación León 2000; and in their first cycle have proven themselves to be ... More from Nuestra Esperanza 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 borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,828,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nuestra Esperanza Group's $2,025 loan helped a member to purchase and sell milk, cheese and curd.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Nuestra Esperanza Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More