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Señora E. U. has worked with our institution since about six years ago when she handled eight credits that she invested in her seamstress business and in the sale of adornments that she sells in the house she lives in and in the nearby towns. She is a single mother living with one daughter who helps in the business. Señora E. is the sole supporter of her family.

Translated from Spanish by Jessica Kaminsky, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora E. U. trabaja con nuestra institución desde hace unos seis años donde ha manejado ocho creditos los que ha invertido en su negocio de costura y en la venta de adornos los que comercializa en su casa de habitación y en los municipios cercanos, es madre soltera vive con una hija la que le ayuda en el negocio la señora E. es el unico sosten de la familia.

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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Edelma working capital to buy thread and fabric for adornments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2008
Apr 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009