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Elvira Francisca
Elvira, 39, is a single mother; she has two children in her care. For 16 years she has been a beef butcher. Her business is located in the bus terminal where several of her customers pass through looking for a large variety of meats. She’s had several loans that were all used to improve her business.

She is asking for this working capital loan to buy bones, utter, ground meat and loin, among other cuts of meat. Her wish is to stay in business since these days it’s very difficult because there is a lot of competition.
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Elvira es una madre de familia de 39 años, tiene 2 hijos de los cuales ambos están a su cargo. Desde hace 16 años que tiene este negocio como es la venta de destace de res, la ubicación de su negocio es en la terminal de buses, en donde transitan varios clientes de Elvira buscando una gran variedad de carnes. Ella tiene varios financiamientos y todos han sido destinados para mejorar su negocio. Actualmente ella solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo que será destinado para la compra de hueso, ubre, carne molida, lomo, entre otros tipos de carnes. Su deseo es mantener esta actividad económica ya que en estos tiempos es muy difícil porque hay mucha competencia.

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
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,382,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Elvira Francisca to buy bones, utter, ground meat and loin, among other cuts of meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012