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Banco Comunal Arca De Noe Group
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Update on Banco Comunal Arca De Noe Group

The “Arca de Noé” (Noah’s Ark) communal bank consists of 8 single mothers with 20 children in their care. They are from El Sauce which is a place located in the north of the country. They are noted for being hardworking, responsible women who very much want to improve personally. They strive daily to provide their children with a better future. Sadly, owing to the lack of economic resources they were obliged to start working at a very young age and were unable to attend school.

Glady’s is the Arca de Noé coordinator. Her economic activity is selling traditional home-cooked dishes like meat and vegetables, ‘indio viejo’ [corn-based stew], rice, grilled meat, white beans, fried plantain, fried cheese, grilled and fried chicken and chicken soup. She spends about 8 hours daily preparing and selling food from home. The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and to buy basic grains needed to prepare her dishes so in a not too distant future to earn better income.

The Arca de Noé communal bank thanks Kiva lenders who provide for people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have a way to earn a livelihood with dignity.
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El banco comunal el Arca de Noe está conformado por ocho mujeres madres solteras con 20 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarias del Sauce, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de norte del país. Se caracterizan por ser mujeres trabajadoras, responsables con ganas de superación personal. Que lucha día a día para bríndales un futuro mejor a sus hijos. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos se vieron obligadas a trabajar desde temprana edad. Y no pudieron estudiar.
Gladys es la coordinadora del banco comunal El Arca de Noé y tiene por actividad económica la venta de comida corriente como carne tapada, indio viejo, arroz aguado, carne asada, frijoles blancos, maduros, queso frito, pollo asada, frito, en caldio. Ella dedica a su actividad unas 8 horas diarias preparando y ofreciendo comida en su casa de habitación. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y comprar granos básicos para elaborar su comida, y en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal EL Arca de Noé agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno

Previous Loan Details

The Arca de Noe (Noah’s Ark) communal bank has nine members. They are all single mothers with 24 children in their care. They are in Sauce which is located in northern part of the country. Sauce is an area known for the production cuajada (curd), cream, milk and cheese. These women have been char... More from Banco Comunal Arca De Noe 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).

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This is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Banco Comunal Arca De Noe Group's $2,200 loan helped a member to buy food preparation ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013