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Maria Antonia
Maria Antonia is a long-time client who has been working with Fundación León 2000 because she is always concerned about improving her income. Therefore, this relationship is very important to her. She started selling tortillas more than 30 years ago as a means of generating an income for her family.

Her desire to find ways to make a living and work hard is admirable. Maria Antonia dreams of making improvements to her home because she wants to provide her family with better living conditions. The loan she requested will be used as operating capital to buy corn since prices right now are favorable.

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Maria Antonia tiene mucho tiempo de trabajar con Fundación León 2000, pues siempre se ha preocupado por mejorar sus ingresos, pues ha sido muy importante para ella. Sus inicios se dieron hace mas de 30 años por lo que se dedica a la venta de tortillas, ya que tiene que buscar un medio de ingreso para su familia ella busca la forma de obtener un medio de vida ya que el arduo trabajo que realiza es admirable. Sueña con realizar mejoras para su vivienda, ya que siempre se ha preocupado por proporcionar mejores condiciones de vida de su familia. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo que será invertido en la compra de maíz pues así le resulta mas favorable.

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
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,065,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Antonia purchase corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010