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Leonza Marina
Leonza Marina, 60, is a single mother of three adult children. She’s from Chinandega Department, a place in the western part of the country. Chinandega is noted for being a productive commercial zone. Leonza’s economic activity is selling general merchandise like clothes (pants, skirts, blouses, dresses and underwear). She sells both at home and from place to place. She’s been in business 12 years. She’s always been noted for being a hardworking, responsible woman who makes her payments as scheduled. All her previous loans have been to invest in working capital that’s helped her stay in business despite the competition. She will use the loan to buy merchandise like pants, dresses, skirts, blouses, underwear and sets of bed linen. Leonza thanks Kiva lenders for helping people of scarce resources in poor countries like Nicaragua to have a dignified way of earning a living.
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Leonza Marina de 60 anos de edad, madre soltera con tres hijos mayores de edad. Ella es originaria del departamento de Chinandega, lugar que esta ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. Chinandega se caracteriza por ser una zona comercial productiva. Leonza tiene por actividad económica la venta de mercadería en general la cual consiste en vender ropa como pantalones, faldas, blusas, vestidos, ropa interior. El cual lo tiene ubicado en su casa de habitación y de forma ambulante, ella tiene 12 anos de tener el negocio. Leonza siempre se ha caracteriza por se un mujer trabajadora, responsable, buena paga en tiempo y forma, todos los créditos anteriores han sido para invertir en capital de trabajo. Lo cual le ha ayudado a mantenerse en el negocio divido a la competencia. Con el financiamiento comprara mercadería como: pantalones, vestidos, faldas, blusas, ropa interior, juegos de sabanas. Leonza agradece la ayuda que le brindan los inversionistas kiva a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un fuente 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

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 171
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,210,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,050 helped Leonza Marina to buy clothes and bed linens.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 17, 2012
Listed
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Dec 14, 2012