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Maria Luisa
María Luisa is 36, and sells general merchandise. This has been her livelihood for more than 5 years.

She started with her savings from when she went to work in Costa Rica. With the little she was making, she decided to start a business. She has a great variety of customers, who request a variety of products.

She will use the loan to buy purses, shoes, cosmetics, clothing in general, wallets, and other things.
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María Luisa tiene 36 años, su actividad es la venta de mercadería en general. Hace más de 5 años que tiene este medio de vida, empezó con los ahorros que realizo cuando se fue a trabajar a otro país como costa rica, fue con lo poco que ganaba que decidió empezar su negocio, tiene una gran variedad de clientes que le solicitan variedad en sus productos. El crédito es para la compra de bolsos, calzado, cosméticos, ropa en general, billeteras, 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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,406,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria Luisa to buy purses, shoes, cosmetics, clothing in general, wallets, and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2014