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Banco Comunal Cristo Rey Group
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Update on Banco Comunal Cristo Rey Group

The "Cristo Rey" communal bank is comprised of 8 members, mothers and fathers with 15 children in their responsibility. They are from the community of Sauce which is located in the northern area of the country. They are hard-working, responsible people with a desire of self improvement. In their spare moments they like to enjoy the company of their children and prepare typical food from the region which is "el buñuelo" (cream puff). Unfortunately, due to the lack of economic resources they were not able to study for a degree and they were obligated to work since an early age to help with the home expenses.

Thanks to her efforts and desire to move forward the coordinator of the bank is Aracelis. Her business is a grocery store located in her house. The store is small and she sells edible products like rice, sugar, beans, bread, milk, eggs, detergents, juice, fruits, caramels, hot chocolate, and barley.

She invests 12 hours daily in her business. The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store so that in the not-so-far future she may obtain more income. The communal bank "Cristo Rey" is thankful for the help that the Kiva investors provide to people of limited resources and poor countries like Nicaragua in order to have a dignified type of work.
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El banco comunal Cristo Rey está conformado por 8 integrantes madres y padres con 15 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Ellos son originarios del Sauce lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Son personas trabajadoras, responsables, con ganas de superación personal, en sus ratos libre le gusta disfrutar de la compañía de sus hijos. Y prepárales comida típica de la región como es “EL buñuelo” lamentablemente por falta de recursos económico no pudieron cursar una carrera y se vieron obligadas a trabajar desde temprana edad para ayudar con los gastos del hogar.
Gracia a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora del banco es Aracelis y tiene por actividad económica una pulpería es su casa de habitación, una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles como arroz, azúcar, frijoles, pan, leche, huevos, detergentes, jugos, frutas, caramelos, tiste, cebada. Ella invierte unas 12 horas diarias en su negocio. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su pulpería para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal Cristo Rey 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 "Cristo Rey" communal bank is comprised of eight members, seven of whom are women and one is a man. They're responsible, hardworking people with a lot of drive to succeed. These members belong to the community of Sauce, which is located in the northern area of the country and is known for its... More from Banco Comunal Cristo Rey 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
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Banco Comunal Cristo Rey Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store with rice, sugar, beans, bread, milk, eggs, detergents, juice, fruit, caramels, hot chocolate, and barley.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
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