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Maria Julia
Maria Julia is a 64-year-old entrepreneur who really enjoys her work. She makes her living selling tortillas, beans and firewood. She started in this business over 25 years ago in order to provide an alternative source of income for her family since they didn't have any monthly income to cover their daily expenses. Through the Fundación León 2000, she has been able to receive funding and thus improve her business every day. She hopes to continue building her business as it's her only source of income. Maria Julia plans to use this loan to purchase products for her store such as corn, tortillas, firewood and beans, among other items.
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La señora Maria Julia tiene 64 años es una mujer muy emprendedora y disfruta mucho de su trabajo. Su actividad económica es la venta de tortillas, frijoles y leña por lo que tiene más de 25 años de tener esta actividad, ya que surgió como una alternativa de trabajo para ella y su familia pues no tenía un ingreso mensual para brindar el alimento diario. Es por medio de Fundación León 2000 que ha logrado obtener estos financiamientos que hacen que su negocio mejore cada día. El sueño de ella es seguir manteniendo este negocio ya que es el único medio de vida que tiene. Por lo que el financiamiento es destinado maíz, comal, leña, frijoles 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
  • 110
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,829,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maria Julia store supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012