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Las Marias Group
In this Group: Maria Angelica , Jose Maria , Maria Maribel , Julia , Alma Lizeth, Maria Inez, Mauda Jose, Carolina Lizbeth, Meyling Mercedes

Update on Las Marias Group

The communal bank LAS MARÍAS is comprised of nine members, eight women and a man, who are responsible heads of family with a total of 15 children in their care. They are from Sauce which is located in the northern part of the country and known for its milk, cottage cheese and cheese. These are responsible, hard-working people who have paid back their previous loans on time.

Thanks to their spirit and determination to get ahead, they are involved in different business activities. María Angélica is the coordinator of the group and earns an income selling cottage cheese at home and as a street vendor. Her work routine involves ten hours a day of work wearing a 20 kg bundle on her head offering cottage cheese to people in her village. She enjoys her work as this is how she earns a living for her family. The aim of the loan is to buy more goods to sell so she can improve her income. The communal bank LAS MARÍAS is grateful to Kiva lenders for their help in poor countries such as Nicaragua, to low income earners so they can earn a decent living.
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El banco comunal las Marías está conformado por nueve integrantes, ocho mujeres y un hombre, personas responsables padres de familia, con 15 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarios del Sauce, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de norte del país. Y se caracteriza por ser un lugar productor de leche, cuajada, queso. Estas personas son responsables, trabajadoras, lo han demostrado en sus créditos anteriores en su forma de pagos en tiempo y forma.
Gracias a su espíritu y ganas de salir adelante tiene diferentes actividades económicas. María Angélica es la coordinadora del banco y tiene por actividad económica la venta de cuajada en su casa de habitación y de forma ambulante. La rutina de trabajo de Angélica es trabajar unas 10 horas diarias, con una pana en su cabeza de unos 20 kg ofreciendo sus cuajadas a los pobladores de su localidad. Actividad que la desempeña con mucho gusto ya que ha sido su forma de vida y la de su familia. el objetivo del credito es invertir en capiitla de trabajo y surtir su negocio. para que en un futuro no muy lejano obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal las Marías 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 Marías” communal bank has 10 members: Alma Lizeth, María Angélica, José María, Eugenia Estela, María Inés, Petrona Jannette, María Maribel, Paz Julia, Raquel Cristina, Donald Antonio and Mauda José. They are all hard-working, enterprising, and tenacious who very much want to get ahead. ... More from Las Marias 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

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This is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,729,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Marias Group's $2,850 loan helped a member to buy cottage cheese to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013