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Santa Lucia Group
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Update on Santa Lucia Group

The communal bank group Santa Lucia is made up of eight members: seven women and one man. They are from Sauce, which is located in the northern part of the country. They are the responsible parents of 20 children. Each of the group's members is hardworking, responsible, and looking to excel. Unfortunately, none of the members were able to finish school because of financial hardship. Each one fights every day in order to offer their children a better future.

Thanks to her hard work and the desire to move forward, Petrona became the coordinator of the Santa Lucia communal bank group. She makes a living raising and selling pigs from her home. She is requesting this loan in order to have working capital to invest in the purchase of pigs to raise and later sell at a good price. In this way, she hopes to increase her profits.

The Santa Lucia communal bank group is very grateful for the support Kiva lenders offer to people in developing countries like Nicaragua where financial resources are scarce, so that the people can find dignified work.
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El banco comunal Santa Lucia está conformado por ocho integrantes siete mujeres y un hombre. Son originarios del Sauce, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Son madres y padres responsables con 20 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Se caracterizan por ser trabajadores, responsables, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente no pudieron estudiar por falta de recursos económicos. Y luchan día a día para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.
Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante Petrona es la coordinadora del banco comunal Santa Lucia y tiene por actividad económica la crianza y venta de cerdos en pie. Actividad que la desempeña en su casa de habitación, el objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio en la compra y venta de cerdos en pie que se lo ofrecen a buen precio, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal Santa Lucia agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas d escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

Previous Loan Details

The Santa Lucia Community Bank has eight members, seven women and one man. They are single mothers or single fathers with ten children to care for. All are known for their hard work and effort to help their children get ahead and give them opportunities in life. The members come from El Sauce in ... More from Santa Lucia 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
  • 51
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,282,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Lucia Group's $800 loan helped a member invest working capital in raising and selling pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013