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Ana Maria
Ana María A. Martínez is 57, married, and raising three children.

She is a seamstress. Her business is located in her house. Ana had difficulties. Because her house is very far, she lost many customers. She has been in this business for over eight years. It has been difficult to keep her business going, and she has made many sacrifices to feed her children every day.

The loan will be used to buy raw materials to make her dresses, suits, and pants.

Ana’s dream is that her clothing will be exported to foreign countries so that they will become known.
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La Señora Ana María A. Martínez tiene 57 años de edad. Actualmente es una mujer casada. Tiene 3 hijos a su cargo. La actividad económica a la que se dedica es brindar los servicios de costura. La ubicación de su negocio es su vivienda, Ana tuvo dificultades ya que su casa de habitación es muy largo por lo que perdió muchos clientes. Hace más de 8 años que se dedica a este negocio. Y con lo difícil que ha sido mantener este negocio ha hecho muchos sacrificios para que a sus hijos no les falte el pan de cada día. El financiamiento será invertido en la compra de materia prima para la elaboración de sus vestidos, trajes y pantalones. El sueño de Ana es que sus confecciones sean exportadas al extranjero para que sus prendas sean reconocidas.

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
  • 75
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,621,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ana Maria working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2009
Listed
Jun 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 15, 2009