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Dios Es Amor Group
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Update on Dios Es Amor Group

The community bank “Dios es Amor” is made up of nine members, all of whom are single mothers. Together they are responsible for twenty children. The women are natives of Malpaisillo, an area in the northern part of the country. They are known for being hard-working and responsible, and for their strong personal desire to succeed. Sadly, none of them were able to go to school because they did not have enough money, and they had to start working at an early age. The women fight every day to get ahead with their young children. Thanks to their entrepreneurial spirit, they each have a business.

Bertha is the coordinator of the community bank. She works more than ten hours each day, selling milk, cheese curds and other dairy products to her regular and occasional customers. She does this both from her home and as a traveling vendor from place to place. Bertha is requesting this loan to invest in working capital to buy and sell milk, cheese curds and other dairy products. She hopes to improve her income in the near future.

The community bank “Dios es Amor” is grateful to Kiva lenders for the help they give to people with limited resources in developing countries like Nicaragua so that they can have appropriate work.
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El banco comunal Dios es Amor está conformado por nueve integrantes madres solteras, con 20 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Ellas son originarias de Malpaisillo, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Ellas se caracterizan por ser personas trabajadoras, responsables, y con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente ninguna pudo estudiar por falta de recursos económicos y se vieron obligadas a trabajar a temprana edad en la que viven, y luchan día a día para Salir adelante con sus pequeños hijos.
Gracias a su espíritu de emprendedor, tiene sus diferentes actividades económicas. Bertha es la coordinadora del banco comunal y tiene por actividad económica la venta de leche, y cuajada en su casa de habitación y de forma ambulante. Ella dedica a su actividad unas 10 horas diaria, ofreciendo sus productos, a clientes fijos y eventuales. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo en la compra y venta de leche, y cuajada para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal Dios es Amor agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

Previous Loan Details

The Dios es Amor communal bank is made up of 9 members who are single mothers. They have 20 children under their responsibility. They are from Malpaisillo, a place located in the northern part of the country. They are described as being hardworking and responsible. They have made all of their pre... More from Dios Es Amor 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

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.

This is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dios Es Amor Group's $2,100 loan helped a member to invest in working capital to buy and sell milk, curd and other dairy products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014