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Emelina owns a small grocery store. She started her business, through her own efforts, more than 12 years ago. She has always enjoyed being a very hard-working person and she enjoys interacting with the customers who come to her home. This is not the first time that Emelina has taken out a loan to get ahead in her business. She will use this loan to buy merchandise such as basic grains, detergents, candies, soups, soda, cookies, bread, household products and bottled water.
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Emelina se dedica a una pulpería. Ella dio inicio hace más de 12 años comenzó con esfuerzo propio vendiendo muy pocos productos, a ella siempre le ha gustado ser una persona muy trabajadora y disfruta de interactuar con sus diferentes clientes que llegan a su vivienda. No es la primera vez que realiza financiamientos para lograr sacar adelante su vivienda. Este crédito es para la compra de materia prima como granos básicos, detergentes, golosinas, sopas, gaseosas, galletas, pan, productos del hogar y agua embotellada.

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
    View loans »
    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Emelina to buy basic grains, detergents, candies, soups, soda, cookies, bread, household products and bottled water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012