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Paula, 59 years of age, unmarried does not have children under her responsibility, she is from the town of Leon, which is located in the western part of the country, which characterized by being a quiet place with very friendly people, warm, raring to get ahead, a good workers.

Paula from a very young age to had to fight every day to survive. Because of lack of resources in her childhood and youth, she was not able to study and had the need to work from a very young age to help her mother with the household expenses. Now, she has undertaken her own economic activity, which for her is of vital importance because it is her form of livelihood. Today she is proud to have this way of life and she has a decent work which makes her feel economically independent.

Her economic activity is a grocery store located in her home. For the last 9 years she has made a living from this activity. The business consists of the sale of products of daily consumption such as: rice, sugar, beans, bread milk, soft drinks, fruits, vegetables, among others. Paula thanks all Kiva´s lenders for the help they give to small merchants, and the humanitarian work with persons from poor countries, as it is Nicaragua, to have a decent working environment.
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Paula de 59 años de edad, soltera no tiene hijos bajo su responsabilidad, ella pertenece a la localidad de Leon,lugar que esta ubicado en el occidente del pais, y se caracteriza por ser un lugar tranquilo, con gente muy amable , acogedora, con muchas ganas de salir adelante, trabajadoras. Paula desde muy joven a tenido que luchar dia a dia para sobrevivir ya que por falta de recursos en su ninez y juventud no pudo estudiar, y se vio en la necesidad de trabajar desde muy nina para ayudar a su madre con los gastos de hogar. en la actualidad ha tenido que emprender su propia actividad economica de la cual para ella es de vital importancia ya que es su medio de subsistencia, hoy en dia se siente orgullosa de tener este medio de vida y darse cuenta que tiene un trabajo digno la cual la hace sentir independiente economicamente. tiene por actividad económica una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación desde hace 9 años que se dedica a dicha actividad. El negocio consisten en la venta de productos de consumo diario al por menor como: arroz, azúcar, frijoles, pan leche, gaseosas, frutas, verduras, entre otros. Paula le da las gracia a los prestatarios kiva por la ayuda que le brindan a los pequenos comerciante, y a la labor humanitaria que realizan con las personas de paises pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Paula to buy of products of daily consumption such as: rice, sugar, beans, bread milk, soft drinks, fruits, vegetables, among others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2012
Sep 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013