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Cristo Nos Ama Group
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Update on Cristo Nos Ama Group

The "Cristo nos Ama" communal bank has ten members - nine women and one man, all responsible parents with a total of twenty children in their charge. These people are originally from Malpaisillo, in the north of the country. They are hard-working, responsible and have a desire to move ahead in life. They want to provide their young children with better lives as, because of financial problems, the members of the communal bank had to work from an early age.

The communal bank's coördinator is Ramona Mercedes, who has a grocery store that she runs out of her home. The grocery store sells soft goods in small quantities. Ramona sells rice, beans, sugar, bread, milk, detergent, soap and more. She works for around twelve hours each day. She needs a loan to invest in working capital and to stock-up her business buying and selling soft goods in order that, in the near future, she can earn a higher income. The "Crista nos Ama" communal bank thanks Kiva lenders for providing poor people, such as those in Nicaragua, with the opportunity of having a decent job.
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El banco comunal Cristo nos Ama está conformado por diez integrantes, nueve mujeres y un hombre, madres y padres responsables con 20 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Estas personas son originarias de Malpaisillo, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Se caracterizan por ser personas trabajadoras, responsables, con ganas de superación personal. Para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus pequeños hijos. Ya que ellos por falta de recursos económicos se vieron obligados a trabajar desde temprana edad.
La coordinadora del banco comunal es Ramona Mercedes y tiene por actividad económica una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación. Una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles y en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, pan, leche, detergente, jabón. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diarias, el crédito lo necesita para invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio en la compra y venta de productos comestibles, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal Cristo Nos Ama agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

Previous Loan Details

Cristo nos Ama (Christ loves us) is a communal bank made up of 10 members from the ages of 25 to 60, married with 15 children under their care. These members are natives of Leon, a place that is known for being a tourist area, with honest and friendly people, wanting to excel. Everyone has differ... More from Cristo Nos Ama 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
  • 66
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,102,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cristo Nos Ama Group's $3,125 loan helped a member to invest in working capital and stock-up her grocery store with soft goods such as rice, beans, sugar, bread, milk, detergent and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013