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Maria Isabel

Update on Maria Isabel

Maria Isabel is 47 years old. She butchers pigs and also sells beef. The pigs that she butchers for her business are raised at her home and are purchased in communities that know that she engages in this type of business. Maria has always enjoyed being in this business because she wants to verify that the pigs she acquires are healthy. She has the support of her husband. They have an eight-year-old son, so Maria wants to teach him how to live a humble life.

This loan will be used to buy pigs.

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Maria Isabel tiene 47 años, ella se dedica al destace de cerdo y venta de carne de res. El negocio consiste en el destace de cerdo en su vivienda las compras de los cerdos las realiza en algunas comunidades que la conocen por dedicarse a este negocio, siempre le ha gustado ser ella quien compre el cerdo para verificar que este sano. Maria cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo también su hijo de 8 años a quien Maria le enseña a ganarse la vida humildemente. El motivo del crédito es para la compra de cerdos.

Previous Loan Details

Maria Isabel is dedicated to gutting pigs. For more than 17 years she has been working in this business, through her husband who helped her get started in this business. She has a lot of experience with credits, so this is not the first time. She has a 6 year old son who she takes care of. She wa... More from Maria Isabel's previous loan »

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 110
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,829,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maria Isabel to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Nov 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011