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Cecilia is 58 years old. She is a single mother with three adult children, ages 46, 42, and 38. Cecilia is originally from the community of Malpaisillo, a place that is located in the northern part of the country. Her business is butchering pigs and selling milk products. She has worked in this business for 22 years. Her business consists of buying live pigs, butchering them, and offering the meat to people who prepare food using the meat. Her business is located in her home. She began it in order to have a source of employment and to help with the household expenses. She needs the financing to buy a batch of pigs and be stocked to respond to her customers. She is grateful for the help that the Kiva investors offer to people of scarce resources and poor countries such as Nicaragua, to have a source of dignified work.
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Cecilia de 58 anos de edad, madre soltera con tres hijos mayores de edad de 46, 42,38 anos. Cecilia es originaria del municipio de Malpaisillo, lugar que esta ubicado en la zona norte del país. La actividad económica de Cecilia es el destace de cerdos y venta de productos lácteos hace 22 anos que se dedica a esta actividad. Actividad que consisten en vender cerdos en pie y el destace del mismo y ofrecer la carne del cerdo a las personas que elaboran comida con la carne del mismo. El negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa de habitación. El cual inicio para tener una fuente de trabajo y ayudar con los gastos del hogar. El financiamiento lo necesita para comprar un lote de cerdos y estar abastecida para darles respuesta a sus clientes. Ella agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a las personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener una fuente de trabajo digna.

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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
  • 102
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,738,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,475 helped Cecilia to stock her business by buying a batch of pigs.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015