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Maria Hortencia
Maria Hortencia is 55 years old, and she lives in Villanueva with her lifetime partner as all of their 8 children live on their own. She is a woman with many goals and a willingness to improve herself. Marian engages in selling tortillas and tamales in a shop she has set in her house. It is well attended by the locals, as she stands out for being a good seller and for being kind to her customers. For this reason she is requesting a loan she will use to buy maize, comales (clay dishes used to prepare tortillas), and bags among other products. Maria has high hopes this loan will help her improving the economy of her family in order to reach a better quality of life.
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La Señora Maria Hortencia de 55 años, reside en Villanueva con su compañero de vida pues sus 8 hijos viven de manera independiente. Ella es una mujer llena de metas y con mucho entusiasmo de salir adelante. Maria tiene su negocio que es la venta de tortillas y tamales ubicado en su vivienda, es bien frecuentado por las personas del lugar, ya que ella se destaca por ser buena vendedora y por ser amable con su clientela. Es por eso que le solicita un crédito que le permita comprar maíz, comales, bolsas, entre otros productos. Maria tiene gran esperanza en que esto le permitirá mejorar la economía de su hogar y así aspirar a una mejor calidad de vida.

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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,073,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Maria Hortencia to buy maize, comales, bags and other products for her activity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012