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Alba Luz
Alba Luz sells clothing for a living. She has been in business for over 15 years. She makes her purchases in Managua since it is more favorable for her to obtain her merchandise there. However, it is a bit dangerous because at those markets, thieves take out her garments from her bags without her knowing. For this reason, she has to be extremely cautious when she makes these trips. This hard-working woman has been able to manage her business well as she has always worked assiduously. She is requesting this loan in order to purchase pants, dress shirts, and suits. She dreams of opening up her own shop in the market where she can sell her merchandise.
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Alba Luz tiene su actividad económica que es la venta de ropa, hace más de 15 años que se dedica a este negocio, por lo que realiza sus compras en Managua ya que es aquí donde le resulta más favorable obtener su mercadería, aunque es un poco peligroso porque en los mercados les sacan las cosas de su bolso sin que ella se dé cuenta es por eso, que tiene que tener mucha precaución al realizar estos viajes. Esta mujer luchadora ha sabido muy bien administrar este negocio pues siempre se ha dedicado a trabajar fuertemente. Ella solicita este financiamiento para la compra de pantalones, camisas para vestir, pantalones y trajes. Ella sueña con mejorar obtener un lugar en el mercado en donde pueda ofrecer sus productos.

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
  • 78
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,384,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Alba Luz working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2010