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Leonel has a woodwork and carpentry business. He has a lot of experience in this work because he has been doing it for 8 years. Most of his clients are always pleased with his handicraft.

He first started working as an assistant in a carpenter’s shop and after learning the trade he migrated to Costa Rica and this is where he learned this type of business and decided to start his own.

This loan is to buy wood, brushes, glue, saws and other things.
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Leonel tiene su negocio que es ebanistería y carpintería, él tiene mucha experiencia en este tipo de negocio son 8 años que Leonel tiene en este negocio. La mayoría de sus clientes siempre se encuentran satisfechos con este tipo de negocios, inicio trabajando como ayudante en un taller y cuando aprendió el oficio emigrando a Costa Rica fue aquí que aprendió este tipo de negocio y decidió establecer el propio. El crédito es para la compra madera, cepillos, pega, serruchos, 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
  • 109
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,828,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Leonel to buy wood, brushes, glue, saws and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012