De Confianza Los Cerritos Group
Update on De Confianza Los Cerritos GroupThe Confianza los Cerritos communal bank is made up of 10 members, all of whom are women from the community of Malpaisillo with 15 children in their care. These women are hardworking and responsible people who have a desire to overcome in order to give their children a better future.
Juana Francisca is the bank's coordinator. Thanks to her spirit to succeed, she has a grocery store, or "pulpería," which is located in her house. She works for about 12 hours a day in her store. She is happy with her job because it provides a livelihood for her and her children. A pulpería is a small store which sells basic goods in small quantities, such as packets of coffee and shampoo, rice, beans, sugar, milk, and bread.
Her goal is to use this loan to invest in working capital and stock her business to offer a better service to her clients. Juana Patricia is very grateful for the Kiva lenders, because thanks to their help she will be able to invest in her business and better serve her clients by buying basic goods for the store. She will then be able to increase her income in the not-so-distant future and fulfill her dream of maintaining a decent source of work.
The communal bank is grateful for the help which Kiva investors provide for them to have a decent livelihood.
Previous Loan DetailsThe "Confianza Los Cerritos" communal bank is made up of nine members. These entrepreneurs are striving to reach their goals, and to grow personally and in their businesses. The group members have various businesses. Ileana José is a successful entrepreneur. She sells pastries and cakes. She ... More from De Confianza Los Cerritos 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).
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
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.
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