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Luisa Amanda
Luisa Amanda is 47-years-old and she works as a taxi driver. She has worked in this business for the past 11 years and she began it with her own money. Bit by bit she has worked hard for her livelihood which is why she also sells food at night outside her home through her own efforts.
The requested loan is for working capital that will be used for vehicle repair such as spray painting, fixing the upholstry, and changing the tires, among other things. She desires to have another taxi to improve her daily living conditions.
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Luisa Amanda tiene 47 años de edad, su actividad económica es brindar el servicio de taxi, hace mas de 11 años que se dedica a este negocio por lo que ella empezó con fondos propios, y así poco a poco fue luchando para tener su propio medio de vida, por lo que se dedicaba a vender comida por las noches en las afueras de su vivienda y así fue realizando sus propios esfuerzos. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo que será destinado para la reparación de vehículo, pintura con espray que consiste en tapizado, cambio de llantas entre otras cosas. Su deseo es tener otro taxi para mejorar cada día las condiciones de vida

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Luisa Amanda vehicle repair.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010