San Fernando Ii Group
Update on San Fernando Ii GroupThe "San Fernando II" communal bank has nine members - eight women and one man. They are all responsible parents, with a total of twelve children under their charge. The members are originally from Sauce, in the north of the country and can be characterised as responsible, hard-working and as people with a desire to move ahead in life. Unfortunately, due to a lack of money, they were not able to study and were forced to work from a young age in order to help with household costs.
Thanks to her effort and her desire to prosper, the communal bank's coördinator, Modesta, has a grocery store. There she sells consumable goods in small quantities - she sells rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, salt, eggs, cheese, creams and soap. She works some twelve hours a day selling her products. The objective for this loan is to invest it in working capital and to stock up her business with consumable goods so that, in the not-too-distant future, she can earn a higher income. The "San Fernando II" communal bank is grateful to Kiva lenders who are providing people with few resources and countries, such as Nicaragua, with the opportunity to have a decent job.
Gracia a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora del banco comunal es Modesta y tiene por actividad ecomica una pulpería una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles y en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, detergente, sal, huevos, queso, tiste, crema, jabón. 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 San Fernando II 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 DetailsThe San Fernando Community Bank is comprised of nine members, all single mothers, with a total of 16 children to care for between them. They are each from El Sauce, a town in the northern part of the country. The region is known for its milk, cheese, and curd production. Unfortunately these… More from San Fernando Ii 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).
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 10 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Aug 28, 2013
- Sep 12, 2013
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- May 17, 2014
Photo from previous loan
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Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.