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Rosa De Saron Group
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Update on Rosa De Saron Group

The "Rosa de Saron" communal bank is composed of 8 members who are single mothers, with a total of 16 children for whom they are responsible. They are originally from Sauce, which is located in the northern area of the country. These women are characterized by being responsible, hard-working, and polite, with dreams of moving ahead in their lives. María de Jesús is the coordinator of the bank, which means that she is responsible for all of the payments from each member. As her business, María de Jesús makes and sells tortillas. Her daily routine is to wake up every day at 4:00 am to grind and shape the tortillas. Later, she will leave to sell them door-to-door. She needs this loan to invest in her business by purchasing corn, firewood, bags, and plastic wrap. The "Rosa de Saron" communal bank is grateful for the support that Kiva lenders show to people with scarce resources and to countries as poor as Nicaragua, so that people can have honest work.
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El banco comunal Rosa de Saron esta conformado por 8 integrantes, madres solteras con 16 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Ella son originarios del Sauce, que esta ubicado en la zona norte el país. Estas mujeres se caracterizan por ser mujeres responsables, trabajadoras, de buenas costumbres. Trabajadoras. Con ganas de superación personal. María de Jesús es coordinadora del banco la cual se encarga de la responsabilidad de los pagos de cada integrante. María de Jesús tiene por actividad económica la elaboración y venta de tortillas. La rutina diaria de esta mujer es levantarse todos los días a las 4: 00 am para moler y palmear la tortilla y luego salir a venderla de forma ambulante. El financiamiento lo necesita para invertir en capital de trabajo comprar maíz, leña, bolsas, plásticas. El banco comunal Rosa de Saron esta agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

Previous Loan Details

The Rosa de Saron (Rose of Sharon) communal bank is made up of ten entrepreneurs who have come together to benefit from the communal bank financing that Fundación León 2000 offers. Up to this point, they have demonstrated responsibility, the ability to make repayments, and growth in their economi... More from Rosa De Saron 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
  • 102
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,738,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rosa De Saron Group's $625 loan helped a member to invest in her business making and selling tortillas, and to purchase supplies such as corn, firewood, bags, and plastic wrap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013