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Gladys Maria
Gladys Maria is a 44-year-old mother who lives together with her husband and her three minor children under her care.

She has made a living for more than 10 years offering photocopying services. The business is located in front of the police. As this area did not have this service before, she decided to start this business.

She hopes to expand her business to acquire more customers and therefore be able to receive a better income that will allow her to get ahead. This is why she is requesting this loan to purchase paper and ink and to be able to buy another photocopier.
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Gladys Maria es una Madre de familia que tiene 44 años y vive junto a su esposo y sus 3 hijos menores de edad a su cargo. Se dedica desde hace más de 10 años a ofrecer el servicio de fotocopiadora, la ubicación del negocio es enfrente de la policía, ya que en ese sector no había este servicio, fue así que decide incursionar en este negocio. Desea ampliar su negocio para captar más clientes y así poder percibir más ingresos que le permitan salir adelante. Es por eso que solicita este financiamiento para la compra de hojas, tinta y poder comprar otra fotocopiadora.

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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Gladys Maria to purchase paper and ink and be able to buy another photocopier.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012