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Maria Lourdes
Maria Lourdes is 45 years old. She is a single mother raising one son. For more than 5 years, she has worked at this business, which she started on her own. When she was very young, her mother taught her how to make a living making and selling rosquillas [doughnut shaped pastries]. This has been the family business and she had to help her mother sell these products. That is why she struggles every day to give her children that opportunity, despite the difficult situations she has faced with this activity. She will invest the loan in firewood, corn, cheese, egg, cinnamon, butter, milk and other indispensable products. She dreams of improving her home, since it doesn't have the basic utilities yet.
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Maria Lourdes tiene 45 años, es madre soltera con un hijo a su cargo. Desde hace mas de 5 años que se dedica a este negocio, por lo que sus inicios son con esfuerzos propios, pues desde muy joven su Mama le enseño a ganarse la vida con la venta y elaboración de rosquillas, ya que ha sido un negocio de familia, pues le tenía que ayudar a su Mama a vender estos productos es por eso que lucha todos los días para darle esa oportunidad a sus hijos, a pesar de las difíciles situaciones que ha enfrentado sigue con esta actividad. Ella invertirá el financiamiento en leña, maíz, queso, cuajada, huevo, canela, mantequilla, leche entre otros productos indispensables. Sueña con mejorar su vivienda, pues todavía no tiene ciertos servicios básicos.

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
  • $24,770,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria Lourdes to buy firewood, corn, cheese, curd, eggs, cinnamon, butter and milk, among other indispensable products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2012