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Maria Elena
Maria Elena has a grocery store business which she has owned for more than six years. She set up her business because she needed to cover her household expenses. She knows that she must get up early every day in order to serve her customers who come looking for basic grains, creams, soups, detergents and other products. She is requesting a loan to buy these products.
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Maria Elena tiene su negocio que es una pulpería. Tiene más de 6 años de obtener este medio de vida. Inicio su actividad por la necesidad de sufragar los gastos de su hogar. Sabe que todos los días tiene que levantarse temprano para atender a sus clientes que llegan en busca de granos básicos, cremas, sopas, detergentes, granos básicos y otros. El por eso que solicita el crédito para la compra de estos productos.

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
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Maria Elena to buy basic grains, creams, soups, detergents and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012