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Maria Elena
Maria Helena is single and doesn't have any children. She has been earning her living selling new clothing for eight years. Through a previous loan with the Foundation, she has already demonstrated responsibility, a willingness to overcome problems, and ready repayments of the loan.

Maria started this line of work to have a little more income to support herself. Her business has now grown to fulfill the demands of her customers. Through the support of Leon 2000 and the Kiva program small business people have been provided with the tools they need to run their businesses.

With the loan Maria will buy merchandise such as blouses, pants, shorts, towels, beans, barley, cereals, vegetables, spices etc.
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Maria Helena, soltera, sin hijos dependiente de ella. Tiene por actividad economica la venta de ropa nueva, tiene 8 años de experiencia en el negocio, Maria Helena ya ha tenido credito con fundacion lo cual ha demostrado su responsabilidad, ganas de superacion y solvencia de pago, ella inicio con esta actividad para obtener un poco mas de ingresos para su subsistencia de vida. El la actualidad su negocio ha crecido igual que la demanda de sus clientes, gracias al apoyo que leon 2000 le ha brindado y el programa kiva para inplementar herramienta de trabajo a los pequeños comerciantes. Del financiamiento comprara mercaderia como: blusas, pantalones, short, sabanas, toallas, frijoles, sebada, cereales, verduras, condimientos 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
  • 23.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Elena buy blouses, pants, shorts, towels, beans, barley, cereals, vegetables, spices etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013