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Berthalina is 49 years old and this is the first time she has received financing. She is a very responsible woman who has six children, but only three of them are dependents. Berthalina takes care of them as a single mother. For more than eight years, she has managed a store despite the difficulties she has faced. Berthalina has little support and does not have sufficient capital to invest in all of her products.

Now she is requesting this loan to use as operating capital to buy candy, coffee, juices, bread, cookies, and sodas.

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Berthalina tiene 49 años por lo que es la primera vez que realiza financiamientos, Es una mujer muy responsable ya que tiene 6 hijos pero solamente 3 hijos están a su cargo y los mantiene ella ya que es madre soltera. Su actividad económica es una pulpería, por lo que más de 8 años que se dedica a este negocio a pesar de las dificultades que enfrento como es el poco apoyo que tenia por lo que no tenía el capital suficiente para invertir en todos los productos. Ahora solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo para la compra de golosinas, café, jugos, pan, galletas y gaseosas.

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
  • 69
    View loans »
    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Berthalina operating capital to buy candy, coffee, juices, bread, cookies, and sodas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 21, 2012