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Juana has a business that is a small grocery store. This is not the first time that she has taken out loans and she feels very happy that she has improved her business. Her main challenge is being able to continue maintaining her standard of life as she has to provide necessary support for her three children. She gets up early every day and has always been a person who fights to succeed. The majority of her customers come to her home to purchase a large variety of products like basic grains, sweets, sodas, bread, and soap among other products.
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Juana tiene su negocio que es una pulpería. Esta no es la primera vez que realiza financiamientos, por lo que se siente muy contenta por mejorar su negocio. Su mayor desafío es poder seguir manteniendo su medio de vida, ya que tiene que brindarles a sus 3 hijos lo necesario. Ella se levanta temprano todos los días pues siempre ha sido una persona muy luchadora. La mayoría de sus clientes llegan a su vivienda a comprar una gran variedad de productos como granos básicos, golosinas, refrescos, pan, detergentes entre otros productos.

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
  • 90
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,741,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Juana working Capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 21, 2012