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Vecinos Unidos Group
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Update on Vecinos Unidos Group

The community bank of Vecinos Unidos (Neighbours United) is made up of 9 members, seven women and two men. Fathers and mothers who are responsible for 15 children between them, they are originally from Malpaisillo, situated in the north of the country. They are hard working, responsible people, who want to personally be successful and who enjoy spending their spare time with their family. This is an activity they enjoy a lot as these people have to work from early morning to late to provide food for their family. Unfortunately they could not study and saw the need to work from an early age to help with household expenses.

Thanks to their efforts and desire to succeed, the coordinator of the group/bank is Mabel who sells dairy products like curd, milk, both from her home and as a traveling vendor. She spends about 8 hours a day selling her products. The purpose of the loan is to invest as working capital and to stock up her business by buying milk and curd, so that in the near future she can get a better income. The Vecinos Unidos community bank thanks Kiva lender for the help they provide to people with few means and to poor countries like Nicaragua to allow them to have a means of dignified work.
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El banco comunal Vecinos unidos está conformado por 9 integrantes, siete mujeres y dos hombres. Padres y madres responsables con 15 hijos bajo su responsabilidad, son originarios de Malpaisillo, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Ellos se caracterizan por ser trabajadores, responsables, con ganas de superación personal, en sus ratos libre le gusta disfruta de la compañía de su familia. Actividad que disfrutan mucho ya estas personas tiene que trabajar desde muy temprano hasta tarde para llevar el alimento a su familia. Lamentablemente no pudieron estudiar y se vieron en la necesidad de trabajar desde temprana edad, para ayudar con los gastos del hogar.

Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora del banco es Mabel y tiene por actividad económica la venta de productos lácteos como cuajada, leche, en su casa de habitación, y de forma ambulante. Ella dedica a su actividad unas 8 horas diarias ofreciendo su producto. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio en la compra y venta de leche, cuajada, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El banco comunal Vecinos Unidos 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 'Vecinos Unidos' community bank has 8 members: 7 women and 1 man. They are all responsible parents and, between them, they have 20 children in their care. They are all from Malpaisillo, in the north of the country, and are noted for being hard-working, responsible people who have a desire t... More from Vecinos Unidos 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
  • 38
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,388,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Vecinos Unidos Group's $2,200 loan helped a member invest as working capital and to increase levels of stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014