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Maria Calixta
Maria Calixta is 52 years old and married. Her business is selling cooked beans, sodas and firewood. She has been doing this for 21 years and has a well-established clientele in her neighborhood. The majority of her sales are in cash, but she also sells on credit for some of her regular customers. The business was born out of the need to bring more income into the family to improve financially. She wants to invest this loan in the purchase of beans, firewood and sodas. Her dream is to have another form of income to improve her quality of life.
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La señora Maria Calixta tiene 52 años, ella es casada. Maria tiene su negocio que es la venta de frijoles cosidos, gaseosas y leña, cabe señalar tiene 21 años de tener este negocio y también posee una clientela ya establecida en su comarca. La mayoría de sus ventas son al contado, sin embargo también realiza ventas a crédito, para algunos clientes que son fijos. Este negocio nació por la necesidad de incrementar los ingresos familiares, para mejorar económicamente. Ella desea invertir este crédito en la compra de frijoles, leña y gaseosas. Su sueño es tener otro medio de ingreso para mejorar su calidad de vida.

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
  • 79
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,384,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria Calixta to buy beans, firewood and sodas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Aug 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012