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Berlen Gabriela
Mrs. Berlen, 28, owns a grocery store which she runs out of her house. She has been in business for over seven years, and this is not her first experience with the loans, so they have been very gratifying.

She gets up early every morning to take care of the household chores and attend to customers in the store. She plans to use the loan to buy sweets, softdrinks, bread, cookies and basic grains.
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La Señora Berlen tiene 28 años, su actividad económica es una pulpería, la ubicación de su negocio es en su casa de habitación, por lo que tiene más de 7 años en este negocio esta no es la primera experiencia que tiene con financiamientos, por lo que han sido muy gratificantes. Pues todos los días se levanta temprano para realizar los quehaceres del hogar y atender a sus clientes que asisten a su pulpería. El crédito será utilizado para la compra de golosinas, refrescos, pan, galletas y granos básicos.

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
  • 83
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,447,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Berlen Gabriela to buy sweets, softdrinks, bread, cookies and basic grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012