Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe Group
Update on Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe GroupThe “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe” (Our Lady of Guadalupe) communal bank has ten members, all single mothers with fifteen children in their care. They are from the city of Sucre located in the northern part of the country. They are women noted for being very tenacious, hardworking, humble, country women. They all have different economic activities typical of the region like the sale of milk curd, food and raising pigs.
Rosa Argentina is the communal bank coordinator so she’s responsible for insuring that the communal bank members make their installment payments properly and as scheduled. Her economic activity is selling milk curd and milk from home. Rosa’s daily routine starts when she rises at 4am to make the curd to sell to her customers early in the morning. The goal of the loan is to invest in working capital to buy more milk and produce more curd which is her main activity.
The Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe communal bank is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide people of limited resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua.
Previous Loan DetailsThe "Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe" communal bank is made up of nine members. All of them are enterprising and determined women, who are seeking their own well-being and that of their families. This group has already had a loan with Fundación León 2000. They have been excellent clients, and they... More from Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe Group's previous loan »
Fundación Leon 2000This 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).
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