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Norla is a mother of a family; she has two young daughters who go to school. Norla makes her living by driving a taxi. She has been working in this business for over three years. Thanks to her efforts, she has been able to make ends meet for herself and for her family.

Her husband also works, and together they cover the household expenses. Both have put a lot of work into their small business, and day after day they are looking for opportunities to improve it further. The loan is needed for the purchase of spare parts and materials such as tires, headlights, and others.
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Norla es madre de familia, tiene dos hijas menores que van al colegio, la realiza una actividad de brindar el servicio de taxi, tiene más de 3 años de trabajar en este negocio. Gracias a su esfuerzo a podido salir adelante ella y su familia, además su marido trabaja para ayudar a su esposa a sufragar los gastos juntos, ambos han puesto mucho empeño en su pequeño negocio que por lo que siempre están buscando como mejorar día a día. El financiamiento es para la compra de materia prima en la compra de repuestos, llantas, focos y otras cosas.

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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,011,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Norla working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011