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Francys Santiaga
Francys Santiaga sells cosmetics. She started her own business with a lot of effort and, through it, she supports her family. She has been working in the business for more than four years now. She started out in her own business owing to a lack of work opportunities in our country. Her desire to get ahead in life has always motivated her to improve her situation. She is requesting this loan to buy lipsticks, lip gloss, powders, creams, treatments and shampoo.
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Francys Santiaga tiene su negocio que es la venta de cosméticos. Hace más de 4 años que tiene esta actividad, con mucho esfuerzo ha logrado obtener este medio de vida para mantener a su familia. Inicio por la falta de oportunidades de empleo que tenemos en nuestro país, el deseo de querer salir adelante siempre la ha motivado para mejorar su situación. El crédito que solicita es para la compra lápiz labial, brillos, polvos, cremas, tratamientos, cremas y shampoo.

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
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,382,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Francys Santiaga to buy lipstick, lip gloss, powder, creams, treatments and shampoo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2012