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Ileana Benita
Ileana Betina is 37 years old and a mother of two children who are attending high school. She sells clothing as a traveling merchant. Her husband works as a mason and helps his wife with covering the household expenses, which contributes toward the care of their daughters.


Ileana is requesting a loan to invest in her business because the Holy Week season is approaching and her customers are seeking a variety of products. She dreams of obtaining another source of income, such as a grocery store, to establish in her home so that she can look after her daughters.

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Ileana Betina tiene 37 años, es madre de familia tiene dos hijos que van al colegio, su negocio es venta de ropa de manera ambulante, su esposo trabaja como albañil por cuenta propia el ayuda a su esposa a sufragar los gastos del hogar, por lo que el también ayuda a cuidar a sus hijas. Está solicitando un crédito para invertirlo en su negocio por el motivo que se acerca la temporada de semana santa sus clientes le están solicitando una variedad de productos. Sueña con obtener otro medio de ingreso como es una pulpería así podrá estar en su casa y velar por sus hijas.

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
  • 172
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,211,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Ileana Benita operating capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 10, 2010
Listed
Mar 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011