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Alma Iris
Alma Iris is a young woman who has been working with Fundación Leon 2000 for quite some time. Her businesses are a carpentry workshop and a pulpería [small grocery store]. She is always looking for ways to improve her quality of life. The experience she has gained through both businesses has been difficult, but thanks to her good management, they have continued to succeed. The reason she is requesting this loan is to buy staple products like rice, oil, candies, and beans, as well as wood for her carpentry business.
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Alma Iris es una joven que tiene mucho tiempo de trabajar con Fundación su negocio es el servicio de taller de carpintería y una pulpería. Ella busco la forma de mejorar su medio de vida siempre la experiencia que ha obtenido con ambos negocios ha sido muy difícil pero con una buena administración han salido adelante. El motivo del financiamiento que solicitan es para la compra de materia prima para arroz, aceite, golosinas, frijoles y madera para la carpintería.

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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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Alma Iris to buy staple products for her small grocery store and wood for her carpentry business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011