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Gilberto
Gilberto C. R., age 50, is married and has three dependent children. He makes his living buying and selling pigs. He started out selling hens. With the profits, he bought a pig that was affordable. He liked that business better, and it was more profitable.


He travels around buying pigs in the villages. The business is profitable and he worked hard to make it a success and put food on the table for his family. He wants the loan for working capital to buy pigs. His dream is to give his children an excellent education so that they don't have to face the difficulties that he experienced.

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El Señor Gilberto C. R. tiene la edad de 50 años, es un hombre casado. Tiene 3 hijos a su cargo. La actividad económica de Gilberto es la compra y venta de cerdos. Primeramente se dedicaba a la venta de gallinas, posteriormente con las ganancias logro comprar un cerdo a un precio accesible, por lo que este negocio le gusto mas y las ganancias de eran mejores, el recorre las comunidades en busca de cerdos que le generen muy buenas ganancias, es por eso que puso todo su esfuerzo para no abandonar este trabajo que lo ayudo a salir adelante y proporciónale a su familia el alimento diario. Es por eso que solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo para la compra de compra de cerdos. Su sueño es preparar a sus hijo con una excelente educación para que no pase por las dificultades que el atraveso.

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).

About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,803,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Gilberto working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 16, 2009
Listed
Jun 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 16, 2010