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Mary Cruz
Mary Cruz is 34 years old, and has always liked to be active. She works at a local store and is a very hardworking woman who enjoys her job, and who is also struggling to bring in the household income she needs, since she has 2 young children in her care. Right now she is requesting this loan in order to buy basic grains, dairy products, meat, sweets, and detergent. Her dream is to have a house with many conveniences and to have a very productive business, if it is possible to establish one in the market.
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Mary Cruz tiene 34 años, por lo que siempre le ha gustado su actividad. Ella se dedica a una pulpería por lo que es una mujer muy trabajadora que disfruta de su trabajo, y que además está luchando por llevar los ingresos necesarios a su hogar ya que tiene 2 hijos menores a su cargo. Ella actualmente está solicitando este financiamiento para la compra de granos básicos, lácteos, carnes, golosinas y detergente. Ella sueña con tener una casa con muchas comodidades y tener un negocio muy productivo, si es posible establecerlo en el mercado.

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
  • 96
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,800,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mary Cruz working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012