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Estrella De Belen Group
In this Group: Yudit Del Socorro, Jessica Janeth, Corina Ninoska, Christian Jorge, Francisca Yanet, Rosibel Anastacia, Julissa Yajaira, Jerry Massiel

Update on Estrella De Belen Group

Estrella de Belén Communal Bank has eight members, seven women and one men between the ages of 25 and 60. They have 10 dependent children in their care and are natives of the town of Malpaisillo, located in the southern part of the country. They're responsible and hardworking people who want to improve themselves personally.

As the coordinator of Estrella de Belén Bank, Francisca Yanet is in charge of the smooth running of the bank and ensuring the members' responsibility in making their payments.

Francisca's job is selling basic necessities in a specific location in town. The business entails bulk and retail sales of basic staples such as rice, beans, corn, oil, sugar, soap, detergent, salt, and matches. Her routine is to work about 10 hours a day.

The goal of the loan is to invest in working capital and supply her business a bit more to satisfy customer demand.

Francisca Yanet is grateful for the help the Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries like Nicaragua so they have a means to a life of dignity.
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El banco comunal Estrella de Belén tiene 8 integrantes, de los cuales son 7 mujeres y un hombres. Estos integrantes están en las edades comprendidas de 25, 60 anos. Con 10 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarios del municipio de Malpaisillo lugar que esta ubicado en la zona sur del país. Los integrantes de Estrella de Belén son personas responsables, trabajadoras, con ganas de superación personal. En caso de Francisca Yanet es la coordinadora del banco Estrella de Belén la cual se encarga de buen funcionamiento y la responsabilidad de los integrantes del grupo en cuanto a los pagos en tiempo y forma. Francisca tiene por actividad económica la venta de granos básicos ubicado en un lugar específico de la localidad. El negocio consisten en vender granos básicos al por mayor y menudeado como arroz, frijoles, maíz, aceite, azúcar, jabón, detergente, sal, fosforo. La rutina de esta mujer es trabajar unas 10 horas diarias. El objetivo del préstamo es para invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir un poco más su negocio para satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes. Francisca Yanet agradece la ayuda que le brindan los inversionistas kiva a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua. Para tener un medio de vida digno.

Previous Loan Details

The community bank "Estrella de Belén" is made up of nine members: Judit, Jessica, Corina, Cristian, Francisca, Rosibel, Marileth, Julissa, and Jerry, each with different economic activities. Judit has a small store as her business, which she has been running for the past three years. The loan ... More from Estrella De Belen 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
  • 53
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Estrella De Belen Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to buy rice, beans, corn, oil, sugar, soap, detergent, salt, and matches.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013