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Banco Comunal Las Mariposas Group
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Update on Banco Comunal Las Mariposas Group

Las Mariposas Communal Bank is made up of 10 members, responsible mothers with 15 children in their care. They're from El Sauce, located in the northern part of the country, and are known for being hardworking and responsible and for having a desire for personal growth. Unfortunately they were unable to attend school because they lacked the resources. Currently they're striving to give their children a better future.

María's the coordinator thanks to her effort and a desire to get ahead. Her business is a "pulpería," a small grocery store that sells small quantities of food such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, oil, matches, eggs, juice, and soda. She works about 12 hours a day, and does so with great pleasure.

The goal of María's loan is to invest in working capital and buy and sell food products to stock her store so she can earn more income in the near future.

Las Mariposas Communal Bank is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries such as Nicaragua so they have the means to decent work.
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La Asociación comunal Las Mariposas está conformada por diez integrantes madres responsables con 15 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarias del Sauce lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte de la región. Se caracterizan por ser trabajadores, responsables con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos no pudieron estudiar. En la actualidad lucha para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.

Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora es María y tienen por actividad económica, una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, detergente, aceite, fósforos, huevos, jugos, gaseosas. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diarias, actividad que la realiza con mucho gusto. 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. Las Mariposas 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 Details

The "Las Mariposas" (The Butterflies) communal bank is made up of 10 women entrepreneurs who fight every day to get ahead with their businesses and provide their families with the best. This group of hardworking women has already received loans through Fundación León 2000. They have made good u... More from Banco Comunal Las Mariposas 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

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,011,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Banco Comunal Las Mariposas Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Banco Comunal Las Mariposas Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More