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Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza Group
In this Group: Claudia Esther, Basilisa, Matilde Del Socorro, Thelma, Neuda Lucia , Ventura Del Socorro, Juana Patricia , Silvia De Los Angeles , Octasis Filomena, Alberto Javier*
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Update on Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza Group

The Communal Bank “Mi Dios es Mi Fortaleza” (My God Is My Strength) consists of 10 members. They are responsible parents who who must care for 20 children among them. The members are originally from Malpaisillo, a place that is located in the northern part of the region. They are known for being hardworking, responsible, and having the drive to succeed on a personal level. Unfortunately, due to the lack of financial resources, they were not able to study for a degree and were obligated to work at an early age so that they could help with the household expenses. At the moment, they strive each day to provide a better future for their children.

Thanks to her effort and her desire to move forward, Matilde was appointed the group coordinator. She has a business of selling bread as a street vendor and by accepting orders. Matilde devotes about eight hours each day to her business by offering her product. In the near future, she would like to generate more income.

The Communal Bank “Mi Dios es Mi Fortaleza” is grateful for the assistance that Kiva lenders provide to people who have limited resources and come from poor countries, such as Nicaragua, so that they can earn a decent living.
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La asociación comunal Mi Dios es mi Fortaleza está conformado por diez integrantes, madres y padres responsables con veinte hijos bajo su responsabilidad. Son originarios de Malpaisillo lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte de la región. Se caracteriza por ser trabajadoras responsables, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar una carrera y se vio obligada a trabajar desde temprana edad, para ayudar con los gastos del hogar. En la actualidad luchan día a día para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.
Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante la coordinadora es Matilde y tiene por actividad económica la venta de pan de forma ambulante y por encargo. Ella dedica a su negocio unas ocho horas diarias ofreciendo su producto, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Asociación comunal Mi Dios es mi Fortaleza 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 community bank Mi Dios es Mi Fortaleza [My God is My Strength] comprises ten members: nine women and one man. They are mothers and fathers who are responsible for a total of fifteen children. They hail from Malpaisillo, a place that is situated in the western part of the country. They are... More from Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza 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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,759,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 26.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza Group's $6,050 loan helped a member to buy various types of baked goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014