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Las Almendras. Group
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Update on Las Almendras. Group

The communal association "Las Almendras" (The Almonds) consists of 9 members who are single mothers, responsible for 15 children among them. They are originally from the northern zone of the region. They are characterized by being hard-working and responsible, with the will for personal achievement. In their spare time, they like to enjoy the company of their families, and they prepare typical dishes such as "indio viejo" (a Nicaraguan corn stew) for them. Unfortunately, due to lack of economic resources, they were not able to go to school, since they were faced with the need to work from an early age.

Thanks to her effort and her will to advance, the coordinator of the association is Concepción. Her business is a little grocery store where she sells food and other items in small quantities, such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, soap, tiste (a cocoa flavored beverage), vegetables, eggs, and cream. She works in her business some 12 hours a day, offering her products. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business, so that in the not too distant future she can obtain better income.
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La Asociación comunal las Almendras está conformado por nueve integrantes madres soteras con 15 hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarias de la zona norte de la región. Se caracterizan por ser trabajadora, responsable, con ganas de superación personal. en sus ratos libre le gusta disfrutar de la compañía de sus familia, y prepararle platos típicos como indio viejo. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudieron estudiar y se vieron en la necesidad de trabajar desde temprana edad.

Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora del la asociación comunal es Concepción y tiene por actividad económica una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles y en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, detergente, jabón, tiste, verduras, huevos, crema. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 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 producto comestibles para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos.

Previous Loan Details

The Communal Bank “Las Almendras” (The Almonds) has eight members. They are single mothers who are responsible for 15 children among them. These women are originally from El Sauce, a place that is located in the northern part of the country. They are known as hardworking and responsible indivi... More from Las Almendras. 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
  • $25,729,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Almendras. Group's $2,150 loan helped a member to stock her business, where she sells products such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, soap, tiste (a cocoa flavored beverage), vegetables, eggs, and cream.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2013
Dec 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014