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Anala Luisa
Alma Luisa, age 37, is a single mother with two children under her care. Both of the children are in high school.

Alma makes tortillas and sells them in an itinerant manner. The people who already know her come to her house to buy her products. She also sells used clothes, which she distributes in an itinerant manner. She started ten years ago because she did not have work, and she needed a source of income to support her children. With much effort she has been able to support them.

She will use this loan to buy corn, which is very important in order to make tortillas.

Her dream has always been to be able to build a house with the profits from her business. She currently lives in her mother’s house.
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Ana Luisa tiene 37 años, es madre soltera y tiene dos hijos a su cargo. Ambos están estudiando en secundaria. La señora se dedica al negocio de elaboración de tortillas, las cuales comercializa de forma ambulante, pese a que también las personas que ya la conocen llegan a su casa a comprar sus productos, Ella además de esto vende ropa usada, esto los distribuye de manera ambulante, sus inicios se dan hace 10 años, esto fue producto de la falta de trabajo y necesitaba una fuente de ingresos para mantener a sus hijos, que con mucho esfuerzo ha logrado mantener. Este crédito será para la compra de compra de maíz pues es importante para la elaboración de tortillas. Su sueño siempre ha sido, que con las utilidades obtenidas del negocio pueda construir su casa, ya que actualmente vive en casa de su mama.

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
  • 74
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,448,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Anala Luisa working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 12, 2010
Listed
Jul 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011