María, 38, is married and has a son. They live in the town of León which is located in the western part of the country. She works as a housekeeper. She is requesting a loan in order to make improvements to her house such as painting, plastering and putting on a new roof since it is starting to deterioriate. With the loan she will invest in buying construction materials such as: blocks, cement, paint, nails and zinc.
Maria is thankful for the Kiva investors who help people with sparse resources to have a dignified place to live.
María de 38 anos de edad, casada con un hijo de la localidad de León, lugar que esta ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. Ella trabaja como domestica, y esta solicitando el préstamo para realizar mejoras en su casa de habitación las cuales consisten en pintarla, repellarla, y cambiar el techo ya que se esta deteriorado. Con el financiamiento lo invertirá en la compra de materiales de construcción como: bloques, cemento, pintura, arena, clavos, zinc. María agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos para tener un lugar digno donde vivir.
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).