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Maria Calixtra
Maria Calixta has been a long-time client of Fundacion (Kiva Field Partner). It has been a great experience and a benefit for her business. She sells soft drinks, firewood, tiste (a cocoa bean drink) and cooked beans. Her business is very humble but it provides daily food for herself and for her family. The majority of her clients come to her business to purchase a variety of products for the home. She requires this loan to purchase soft drinks, beans, tiste, and other products for resale.
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María Calixta tiene mucho tiempo de trabajar en Fundación, pues ha sido una gran experiencia para ella y su negocio. Ella se dedica a la venta de gaseosas, leña, tiste y frijoles cocidos ya que su negocio es muy humilde pero le proporciona el alimento diario a ella y su familia. La mayoría de sus clientes llegan a su negocio a comprar los diferentes productos que ofrece y que son necesarios en el hogar. El motivo del financiamiento es para la compra de gaseosas, frijoles, tiste entre otros productos que ofrece.

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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,406,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maria Calixtra to purchase merchandise for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011