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Maria Marlene
36-year old Sra. Maria Marlene has two dependent children. She is an efficient and capable woman who sells general merchandise and silk-screen prints. Her business is doing very well. Her punctuality, discipline, and optimism have helped her become an independent woman, and she is proud of what she has accomplished.

With the loan Maria will buy shirts, pants, skirts, swimsuits, bags, and footwear etc. She feels fulfilled and is grateful for the opportunities she has had. Her job gives her and her family peace of mind that they can overcome any problem that occurs.
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La Señora Maria Marlene, tiene 36 años y es madre de 2 hijos, ambos a su cargo. Maria es una mujer eficiente y capaz, se dedica a la venta de mercadería en general y serigrafía, nos cuenta que le está yendo muy bien en su negocio. Su puntualidad, orden y optimismo le ayudó a crecer como mujer independiente y está muy orgullosa con lo logrado. Con este crédito para comprar camisas, pantalones, faldas, trajes de baños, bolsos, calzado entre otros. Se siente una mujer realizada por lo que agradece esta oportunidad. Este medio de vida le da la tranquilidad a ella y a su familia ante cualquier situación que le pueda ocurrir.

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
  • 103
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,739,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maria Marlene to buy shirts, pants, skirts, swimsuits, bags, and footwear etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2012