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Maria Ines
María Inés is 57 years old. Her job is selling and butchering pigs. She has had this means of support for more than 18 years. She began this business when faced with the lack of work that afflicts our country. She goes looking for her products to the different areas of her region. One of her biggest challenges has been her health, since she has to go looking for the pigs and pay for transporting them to her home.

María Inés wants to invest this loan in buying pigs. Her dream has always been to keep her business and have good health.
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Maria Ines tiene 57 años, su actividad es la venta y destace de cerdo. Hace más de 18 años que tiene este medio de vida, dio inicio a este negocio ante la falta de trabajo que aqueja a nuestro país. Ella desea invertir este crédito en la compra de cerdos, ella sale a buscar sus productos a las diferentes zonas de su comarca. Uno de sus mayores desafíos ha sido ha sido su salud, pues tiene que salir a buscar los cerdos y pagar por el transporte para trasladarlo hasta su vivienda. Su sueño siempre ha sido mantener su negocio y tener buena salud.

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
  • 94
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,011,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria Ines to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013