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Mayra Selsa
Mayra Selsa, 41, operates a hardware business. She has operated the business for more than 5 years and has gained so much experience that her customers come back to her shop time and time again. She is a strong woman who, with her son, has worked hard to build the business. She has shown that she is capable of improving her economic condition and the loans that she's received have helped her to do so. She will use the loan to buy products--lamps, wire, toilets, paintbrushes, keys and other hardware products--that she will resell. She would ultimately like to own another business.
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Mayra Selsa tiene 41 años, su actividad es la brindar los servicios de ferretería. Hace más de 5 años que tiene este negocio, por lo que tiene una gran experiencia con sus clientes que recurren a su local. Es una mujer llena de fortaleza y junto a su hijo ha trabajado, en los actúales momentos ha demostrado que ha puesto todo su empeño por mejorar su condición económica por lo que los financiamientos le ayudan a mantenerlo activo. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de materia prima como lámparas, alambres, inodoros, brochas, llaves y bisagras. Sueña con tener otro negocio.

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
  • 21.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mayra Selsa working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2010
Jun 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011