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Maria Juana
María Juana is a grocer. She’s had the business for over 8 years. Her constant struggle provides her with satisfaction because this is how she provides her family with daily nourishment. She has to do the daily chores both at her home and in her business. She has always been a very active person who enjoys chatting with her customers. She sells basic need items like: rice, sugar, milk, flour, noodles and soup. She works from 6am until 10 pm. The loan is to buy basic need items.
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Maria Juana se dedica a una pulpería. Hace más de 8 años que tiene este negocio, la lucha que realiza constantemente le proporciona satisfacción pues es así que le brinda a su familia el alimento diario. Ella tiene que realizar sus actividades diarias con el negocio y en su vivienda, siempre ha sido una persona muy activa y que disfruta de hablar con sus clientes. Ella vende productos de primera necesidad como arroz, azúcar, leche, harina y fideos y sopas. Ella trabaja desde las 6:00 de la mañana hasta las 10 de la noche el financiamiento es para la compra de productos de primera necesidad.

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
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maria Juana to buy stock items for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2011
Jul 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012