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Las Ovejas De Cristo Group
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Update on Las Ovejas De Cristo Group

The communal bank, Las Ovejas de Cristo (Christ's Sheep) is made up of nine members, eight women and one man. They are mothers and a father who are responsible for fifteen children. They are from Malpaisillo which is located in the western part of the country. They are characterized as being responsible, hard workers, who want to improve their personal situation.

Thanks to her efforts and desire to get ahead, the coordinator is Claudia. Unfortunately, she was not able to pursue a career for lack of financial resources, but she fights day-to-day to provide a better future for her children. She has a small store where she sells groceries in small quantities such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, tiste (local beverage), juice, carbonated beverages, and detergent. She works 12 hours a day at her store selling her products.

The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and the business by buying and selling groceries so that in the near future she might increase her income. Las Ovejas de Cristo appreciates the help that Kiva investors are providing to people with scarce financial means in poor countries like Nicaragua, allowing them to work in a dignified way.
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La asociación comunal las ovejas de Cristo está conformada por nueve integrantes ocho mujeres y un hombre, padres y madres responsables con quince hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarios de Malpaisillo lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. Se caracterizan por ser trabajadores, responsables, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente no pudo cursar una carrera por falta de recursos económicos. En la actualidad lucha día a día para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.
Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora es Claudia tiene por actividad económica una pulpería, es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles en cantidades pequeñas como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, detergente, huevos, tiste, jugos, gaseosas. 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 productos comestibles para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Las Ovejas de Cristo agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

Previous Loan Details

The group "Las Ovejas de Cristo" [Christ's sheep] is made up of 9 members, seven women and two men, all mothers and fathers with 15 children under their responsibility. These people come from Malpaisillo, a place which is in the North of the country. In their free time they like to spend quality ... More from Las Ovejas De Cristo 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 borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.


About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Ovejas De Cristo Group's $3,450 loan helped a member to invest in working capital and supply the business which buys and sells groceries such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, tiste, juices, carbonated beverages, and detergent.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014