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Bertha Margarita
Bertha Margarita is a 53 year-old single mother of two children, ages 33 and 20. Neither of them are under her care anymore, as they both have their own families. Bertha Margarita's business consists of a silk screen printing shop and sound system rentals. She has 12 years of business experience, making berets, costume ribbons, and parade regalia, mainly for civic holidays, graduations, and end of school year events. Also, on the weekends she rents out an entertainment sound system for private parties and school functions. That's Bertha Margarita's daily routine, showing her to be a very hard-working and responsible woman who pays her bills on time and reliably.

Bertha has taken out loans in the past for her business, which is located in her home. She is seeking this loan in order to invest in raw materials to fill the various orders she receives from her customers. The items she uses include fabric, clips, ribbon, ink, wood, and plastics,among others. Bertha Margarita is thankful for the opportunity that Kiva investors provide to people of limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua to earn a decent living.
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Bertha Margarita de 53 anos de edad, madre soltera con dos hijos de 33, 20 anos de edad. De los cuales en la actualidad ninguno esta bajo su responsabilidad porque tienen familias propias. La actividad económica de Bertha Margarita es taller de serigrafía y servicio de disco móvil, tiene 12 anos de experiencia en el negocio el cual consiste en la elaboración de boinas cintas alusivas, trajes de gala para desfile y marchas. Principalmente en tiempo de las fiestas patrias, graduaciones en los colegios y fin de ano escolar. También los fines de semana presta servicios de amenizacion con el disco móvil en fiestas particulares, actividades en colegios, esa es la rutina diaria de Bertha Margarita la cual se caracteriza por ser una mujer muy trabajadora responsable y buena paga en tiempo y forma. Bertha ya ha tenido créditos anteriores. El negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa de habitación. El financiamiento lo quiere para invertir en la compra de materia prima para realizar los diferentes trabajos que le encargan sus clientes. El material que utiliza es el siguiente; tela, broches, cintas, pintura, madera, plásticos, entre otros. Bertha Margarita agradece la oportunidad que le brindan los inversionistas kiva a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua. Para tener un ingreso de vida 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

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,035,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,075 helped Bertha Margarita to invest in materials for her silk screening shop like cloth, clips, ribbon, ink, wood, and plastics.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2012
Listed
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014