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Estrella De Belen Group
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Update on Estrella De Belen Group

The “Estrella de Belén” (Star of Bethlehem) communal bank consists of nine members, seven women and two men who are responsible mothers and fathers who are responsible for 20 children. They are from Malpaisillo, a place located in the northern part of the country. They are noted for being hardworking, responsible people who want to improve personally. They strive daily to provide a better future for their children. Unfortunately, because of the lack of economic resources they were unable to attend school and had to start working at a very early age.

Jessica is the Estrella de Belén communal bank coordinator. Her economic activity is a home-based ‘pulpería.’ A ‘pulpería’ is a small store that sells food item like rice, oil, beans, sugar, bread and milk in small amounts and matches, soap, detergent and oil. She spends about 12 hours daily at work, an activity she enjoys very much.

The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital to stock her store with edible goods to sell so that in the not too distant future her income will improve.

The Estrella de Belén communal bank thanks Kiva lenders who provide people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua with dignified ways of earning a livelihood.
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El banco comunal Estrella de Belén está conformado por nueve integrantes siete mujeres y dos hombres madres y padres responsables con 20 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Ellos son originarios del Malpaisillo, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de norte del país. Se caracterizan por ser personas trabajadoras, responsables, con ganas de superación personal. Que luchan día a día para bríndales un futuro mejor a sus hijos. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudieron estudiar, y se vieron obligados a trabajar desde temprana edad.
Jessica es la coordinadora del banco comunal Estrella de Belén y tiene por actividad económica una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación. una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles y en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, aceite, frijoles, azúcar, pan, leche, caja de fosforo, jabón, detergente, aceite. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diaria, actividad que la disfruta mucho. 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 banco comunal Estrella de Belén 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 'Estrella de Belén' (Star of Bethlehem) community bank has 10 members: 8 women and 2 men. They are all parents and, between them, they have 20 children in their care. They are all from Malpaisillo, which is located in the west of the country. The members of this community bank are noted fo... 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

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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
  • 63
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Estrella De Belen Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to buy stock merchandise for the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013