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Maria Ines
Maria Ines is 56 years old and earns her living by raising chickens for fattening. She has been in this business for more than ten years. Since her income was not enough to support her six chidren, Maria had to find ways to make money. Her children now work independently. She started with a few chickens, but as time passed she was able to increase her production.

The loan she requested will be used as operating capital to buy feed for her chickens and renovate her chicken coop so that the birds will have more space.

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Maria Ines tiene 56 años, su actividad económica es la crianza y engorde de pollos para engorde. Hace más de 10 años que inicio esta actividad, pues no tenía suficiente ingresos para mantener a sus 6 hijos pues ella tenía que buscar la forma de mantenerlos, actualmente ellos trabajan de manera independiente, Maria inicio con pocos pollos a medida a transcurrido el tiempo es que ha logrado aumentar su producción. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo y poder realizar la compra de alimento para los pollos y acondicionar el local para que puedan tener más espacio.

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
  • 67
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,102,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Ines purchase poultry feed & renovate a chicken coop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2010
May 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011