El Buen Pastor Group
Update on El Buen Pastor GroupThe "Buen pastor" communal bank is made up of seven women and one man. They are all responsible mothers and fathers with a total of ten children under their responsibility. The members are all from Sauce, in the north of the country and are all hard-working, responsible and have a desire to do better than ever before. In their free time, the members of the communal bank like to spend time in the company of their children. Unfortunately, due to a lack of money, the members were not able to study at university. They are now fighting every day in order to give their children a better future.
Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, Catalina is the coordinator of this group. She makes a living running a grocery store, a small shop where she sells consumable goods, such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, juices, eggs and oil, in small quantities. Catalina works some twelve hours every day. This loan will be invested in working capital for Catalina's business buying and selling consumable goods so that, in the not-too-distant future, she can earn a better living. The "Buen pastor" group thanks Kiva investors for the help they are providing to poor countries like Nicaragua and for helping poor people to have a decent job.
Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora es Catalina y tiene por actividad económica la una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles y en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, detergente, jugos, huevos, aceite. 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 buen pastor 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 Communal Bank “El Buen Pastor” (The Good Shepherd) consists of eight members, seven women and one man. They are originally from El Sauce, a place that is located in the northern part of the country. These individuals are known as hardworking and responsible people who have the drive to… More from El Buen Pastor 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).
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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 10 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Dec 30, 2013
- Jan 19, 2014
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Sep 17, 2014
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
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.