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In this Group: Ramona De Los Angeles, Aleida, Katia Isabel, Petrona De Jesus, Javier Antonio, Yanett Del Socorro, Yulibeth Carolina, Isabel, Sobeyda, Pedro Pablo, Santos Del Socorro, Pedro

Update on Los Angeles Group

The Los Ángeles communal bank consists of 12 people, responsible mothers and fathers with 15 children in their care. They are from Malpaisillo, a place located in the country’s north. These folks are noted for being hardworking, responsible and with a strong wish for self-improvement. Sadly, they were unable to study for lack of economic resources but they strive daily to provide a better future for their children.

Thanks to her effort and drive to get ahead, Yanett’s the bank coordinator and her economic activity is a home-based “pulpería” which is a small store selling grocery items like rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, soft-drinks, juice, eggs, cream, cheese and matches in small amounts. She spends about 12 hours in her store daily selling her goods, an activity that takes place at home.

The loan’s objective is to invest in working capital to stock the store with grocery items to sell so that in the not too distant future she’ll earn higher income.

The Los Ángeles communal bank thanks Kiva lenders for the support they provide to people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have ways of earning a living with dignity.
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El banco comunal Los Ángeles está conformado por 12 personas, madres y padres responsables con 15 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarios de Malpaisillo, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Estas personas se caracterizan por ser trabajadores, responsables, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente no pudieron estudiar por falta de recursos económicos, pero luchan día a día para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.
Gracia a sus esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora del banco es Yanett y tiene por actividad económica la una pulpería en su casa de habitación. una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, detergente, jugos, gaseosas, huevos, queso, crema, fósforos. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diarias ofreciendo sus productos, actividad que la realiza 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 productos comestibles para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal Los Ángeles 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 Los Angeles communal bank is made up of eleven members: ten women and one man. It originates in Malpaisillo, which is located in the west of the country. The members are all hard-working and responsible and strive for self-improvement. Unfortunately, because of lack of economic resources, the... More from Los Angeles 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
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Angeles Group's $3,425 loan helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014