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Geronima Esperanza
Gerónima Esperanza is 65 years old and has been selling tortillas for more than 43 years. This is not the first time she has received financing since she has been a good client and has completed her payments on time and according to terms. One of the major challenges that she must deal with is her health problems. Gerónima wakes up early and works from 6am to 6pm.

Her plans for this loan are to buy firewood, lime, a metal hotplate, bags, and other supplies.

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Gerónima esperanza tiene 65 años su actividad es la venta de tortillas hace más de 43 años que tiene esta actividad. Esta no es la primera vez que realiza financiamiento por lo que es una buena clienta y realiza sus pagos en tiempo y forma. Uno de sus mayores desafíos es los problemas de salud que tiene pues tiene que levantarse desde las seis de la mañana hasta las siete de la noche. El objetivo del crédito es para la compra de leña, cal, comal, bolsas entre otros.

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
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,065,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Geronima Esperanza to buy firewood, lime, a metal hotplate, bags, and other supplies for making tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012