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Maria Simona
María Simona, 33, started selling clothes when she finished her studies because of lack of employment opportunities. Despite not being able to finish her university education she was able to survive because she also provides service with her three-wheeled vehicle and is able to visit her customers to show her products.

She has been in this line of work for over 5 years but is hasn’t been easy to support herself because if it isn’t a child becoming ill it’s household expenses.

She wants the funds to buy clothes in order to repay her loan in a timely fashion.

In the future she’d like to have her own clothing store.
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Maria Simona 33 años por la falta de oportunidades ella comenzó a vender ropa desde que termino sus estudios, a pesar que no puedo completar estudios universitarios pudo sobrevivir, pues también tiene el servicio de brindar servicio en su triciclo así aprovecha y realiza las visitas a sus respectivos clientes para mostrarles la variedad de productos que ofrece. Realiza su desde hace mas de 5 años, pues no ha sido fácil mantenerse ya que sus hijos se enferman o los gastos del hogar. Ella quiere el préstamo para poder comprar ropa y así asegurar y pagar sus cuotas en tiempo y forma. En el futuro quiere tener su propio almacén de ropa.

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
  • 93
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,396,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maria Simona to buy clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 16, 2010
Listed
Aug 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011