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Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio is a single father of four who has a small business selling firewood. After learning the business from his brothers, he has operated on his own for the last twenty years. He has established a strong client base and has been able to support his family. Manuel Antonio plans to use the loan to purchase more inventory and grow his business. His dream is to purchase a new vehicle, which would be helpful not only personally, but also for business reasons.

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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,409,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Manuel Antonio to purchase more firewood to sell and grow his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
May 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2012