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Marlene Francisca
Marlene, age 27, is single and has no children. In her free time she greatly enjoys listening to music and reading books. Unfortunately, she was not able to attend university for financial reasons. She would have liked to study social work.

Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to get ahead, she has sold plastic items for 14 years. She works 12 hours a day and is very happy to do so. This is her way of life. In the photo, you can see Marlene with her business.

Marlene is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their support she will be able to invest and have capital to stock her business. She will purchase items such as baskets, buckets, plastic cups, disposable products, water bottles, kegs, jugs, and thermos bottles. This way, she will be able to maintain her business and increase her income in the near future.
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Marlene de 27, anos de edad, soltera sin hijos, y en sus ratos libre le gusta mucho escuchar música y leer libros, lamentablemente por falta de recursos económico no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria, pero le hubiera gustado mucho estudiar, trabajo social.
Gracias a su espíritu de emprendedora y sus ganas de salir adelante se dedica a la venta de artículos plásticos, desde hace 14 años que trabaja en dicha actividad. Ella se dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diaria, actividad que la desempeña con mucho gusto, y en la actualidad ha sido su forma de vida. en la foto se muestra a marlene con su negocio.
Marlene se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas kiva , ya que gracias a la ayuda que le brindan podrá invertir en capital de trabajo para surtir su negocio, en la compra de artículos plásticos como panas, baldes, vasos plastos, productos descartables, contenedores de agua, barriles, picheles, termos. De esta manera podrá sostener su negocio e incrementar sus ingresos en un futuro no muy lejano.

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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,406,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Marlene Francisca to purchase plastic items such as baskets, buckets, plastic cups, disposable items, water bottles, kegs, jugs, and thermos bottles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013