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Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto is 63 years old. His activity is making and selling fireworks. He has had this business for more than 25 years. The hard work and dedication he brings to this lifestyle has achieved everything necessary to support his family. The loan he is asking for now is to buy gun powder, wood, coal, sulphuric acid, nitrate, sulphur and more chemical elements necessary for making his products. Luis is a very enterprising person and he enjoys doing his activity every day.
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Luis Alberto tiene 63 años, su actividad es la venta y elaboración de pirotecnia. Hace más de 25 años que tiene este negocio, el esfuerzo y dedicación que le brinda a este medio de vida ha hecho lo necesario para mantener a su familia. El financiamiento que actualmente solicita es para la compra de pólvora, madera, carbón, acido sulfúrico, nitro, azufre y otros elementos químicos que son necesarios para la elaboración de sus productos. Luis es una persona muy emprendedora y disfruta de realizar su actividad todos los días.

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
  • 102
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,739,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Luis Alberto to buy gun powder, wood, coal, sulphuric acid, nitrate and sulphur.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012