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San Jose Group
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Update on San Jose Group

The San José community bank has nine members who are all women aged between 30 and 60. They have 15 children in their care and live in the town of El Sauce, in the north of the country. El Sauce is known for its milk, curds and cream production, for its corn growing and for its pig raising. All the members of this group are hard-working and responsible people.

Maribel is the coordinator of the community bank. She is responsible for ensuring that every member makes her payments on time and in full. Maribel's business is selling 'cosa de horno' which is a traditional cake made from corn, curds and cinnamon. Maribel's routine involves getting up at 4.00am to make her 'cosa de horno'. She then goes out to make her sales as an itinerant street vendor. She works until 4.00pm, carrying her products in a basket on her head under the intense daily sun. The San José community bank are grateful for the help that Kiva investors provide to people with limited resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua. It enables them to make a decent living.
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El banco comunal San José esta conformado por 9 integrantes, todas son mujeres entre las edades comprendidas de 30 a 60 anos, con 15 hijos bajo su responsabilidad, ella corresponden al municipio del Sauce, lugar que esta ubicado en la zona norte de país. El Sauce se caracteriza por ser una zona productora de leche, cuajada, crema, por su siembra de maíz, crianza de cerdos. Todas son mujeres trabajadoras, responsable. Maribel es la coordinadora del banco comunal ella se encarga de la responsabilidad de cada uno de los integrantes en cuanto a los pagos en tiempo y forma. Maribel tiene por actividad económica la venta de cosa de horno, un alimento típico de nuestro país elaborado a base de maíz, cuajada, canela. La rutina de Maribel es levantarse a las 4: am para elaborar las cosa de horno y posteriormente salir a venderla de forma ambulante hasta las 4: 00 pm con una pana sobre su casa bajo el intenso sol del día a día. El banco comunal San José agradece la ayuda que le brindan los inversionistas kiva a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio digno de vida.

Previous Loan Details

The “San José” communal bank is composed of ten entrepreneurs who joined together to form this group. They are all from the same community and although their individual businesses are different they all support each other and provide advice for their businesses. Maribel is part of this grou... More from San Jose 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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Jose Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to invest in working capital and buy corn and curds for making 'cosa de horno'.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013