Cristo Nos Ama Group
Update on Cristo Nos Ama GroupCristo nos Ama (Christ loves us) is a communal bank made up of 10 members from the ages of 25 to 60, married with 15 children under their care. These members are natives of Leon, a place that is known for being a tourist area, with honest and friendly people, wanting to excel. Everyone has different economic activities; however they support one another because it’s been a way of life for them and their families.
Dominga is the coordinator of the communal bank Cristo nos Ama and has a general store located in her house. A general store is a store that sells everyday consumer products in small amounts such as small coffee packets, matches, shampoo packets, rice, cream, detergent, soap, bread, milk and firewood. Funding is needed to invest in working capital to supply the general store in order to improve profits and customers.
The communal bank Cristo nos Ama is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders provide to low-economic individuals and poor countries like Nicaragua to have a decent life.
Previous Loan DetailsThis community bank is made up of ten entrepreneurs who are existing clients of Fundación León 2000. All of these entrepreneurs support each other and share tips from their businesses so that they can each make progress. The group used their previous loan to invest in their businesses in order ... More from Cristo Nos Ama 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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