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Panales No 2 Group
In this Group: Martha Cecilia , Erika Maria , Maria Ofelia, Marcela, Corina Del Socorro, Arelis Damaris, Fatima Del Rosario, Silvia Elena

Update on Panales No 2 Group

The Panales No. 2 communal bank is comprised of eight members. They are all single, responsible women who have 15 children for whom they are responsible. They are from Sauce, which is located in the northern part of the country. These women are known for being responsible and hard-working and for having a great desire for personal improvement. Sadly, due to the lack of financial resources, they could not complete their basic education. They were obliged to work from an early age. They struggle day to day in order to give their children a better future.

Thanks to her spirit and her desire to get ahead, María Ofelia is the coordinator of the communal bank. She has a ‘pulpería’ located in her house. A ‘pulperia’ is a small store that sells food products in small quantities. She sells things like packets of coffee, packets of shampoo, rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, cooking oil, soap, detergent, soft drinks, and juice. She works in her business selling her products about 12 hours a day.

The reason for the loan is to invest in working capital and to stock her business of buying and selling food products. She will do this in order to be able to get better income in the near future.

The Panales No. 2 communal bank is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders provide to people with scarce resources in poor countries like Nicaragua.
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El banco comunal Panales no 2 está conformado por ocho integrantes, todas madres solteras, responsables con 15 hijos bajo responsabilidad. Ellas son originarias del Sauce lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Estas mujeres se caracterizan por ser responsables, trabajadoras, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar sus estudios básicos. Y se vieron obligadas a trabajar desde temprana edad. Y luchan día a día para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.

Gracia a su espíritu y sus ganas de salir adelante, María Ofelia es la coordinadora del banco comunal y tiene por actividad económica una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación. una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles en cantidades pequeñas como sobre de café, sobre de shampoo, arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, aceite, jabón, detergentes, gaseosas, jugos. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diarias. Ofreciendo sus productos. El objetivo del crédito es 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 Panales No 2 agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua.

Previous Loan Details

The "Panales No. 2" communal bank is made up of eight members: seven women and one man. These members are aged between 25 and 55. They are responsible for 20 children. This group members live in the municipality of Sauce, a place located in the northern part of the country. The "Panales No. 2... More from Panales No 2 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).

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This is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 112
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,828,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Panales No 2 Group's $1,150 loan helped a member to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014