Luz Divina Group
Update on Luz Divina GroupThe Luz Divina (Divine Light) communal bank is made up of eight members; all women between the ages of 25 and 55 years old, and single mothers with 15 children under their responsibility. They are from El Sauce, a place located in the northern region of the country. El Sauce is known for being an area that produces milk, curd, and cream.
These are women known for being responsible, hard-working, and well mannered, with the desire for personal improvement. At the same time they are very sincere and humble people with a great desire to offer their children a better future.
María Inés is the coordinator of the Luz Divino communal bank whose way of earning a living is by making and selling tortillas. The business she has is located in her home. María Inés' daily routine is to work 12 hours a day. She gets up at 4:00 am to prepare the corn for making the tortillas. She needs the loan to buy raw materials like corn, firewood, gas, and plastic bags.
The Luz Divina communal bank is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders offer to people with limited resources from poor countries like Nicaragua so that they have a means of decent work.
Previous Loan DetailsThe community bank Luz Divina (Divine Light) is made up of 8 members: Emelina, Maria Ines, Maria Mercedes, Oscar Danilo, Marcia Ramona, Angela Benita, Liliana Amparo and Nubia. Nubia is the group coordinator, and operates a convenience store located in a room of her house. She plans to invest… More from Luz Divina 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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