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Mercedes is 64 years old. She sells pigs and has been in the business for more than 12 years. She started out in this business with some savings that she had since she has always enjoyed being a very independent woman. Most of her customers request good-quality products from her. She has always enjoyed being in this trade.

Mercedes will use this loan to buy pigs since they are necessary if she wants to keep serving her customers.
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Mercedes tiene 64 años, su actividad es la venta de cerdos. Hace más de 12 años que tiene este negocio, inicio con ciertos ahorros que inicio este arduo trabajo pues siempre le ha gustado ser una mujer muy independiente. La mayoría de sus clientes le solicitan buena calidad ya que siempre ha disfrutado de obtener este medio de vida. Este crédito es para la compra de cerdos ya que son necesarios para mantener a sus clientes.

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
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,383,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Merceditas working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2011
Feb 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011