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Giselle De Los Angeles
Giselle de los Ángeles is 33 years old, married, and has two young children (ages 7 and 1). She is originally from Managua, a place that is located in the central part of the region. In her free time, she enjoys listing to music and preparing traditional dishes for her children, such as Nicaraguan rice and beans. Unfortunately, due to the lack of financial resources, she was not able to finish her university degree. She would have liked to become a teacher.

Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her drive to succeed, Giselle has been earning her living by selling cosmetics. She has been doing this for the past 10 years at one of the local markets in the region. Her routine consists of working approximately 10 hours each day by offering products such as compacts, pressed powders, eye shadows, lip pencils, facial crèmes, perfumes, blush, and eye liner.

Giselle is grateful for the assistance that the Kiva lenders provide to people who have limited resources and are from poor countries, such as Nicaragua, so that they can make a decent living.

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Giselle de los Ángeles de 33 años de edad, casada con dos hijos, menores de 7, 1 años de edad. Es originaria de Managua. Lugar que está ubicado en la zona central de la región. En sus ratos libres le gusta mucho escucha música, elaborar platos típicos para sus hijos como el gallo pinto. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económico no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria pero le hubiera gustado ser una maestra titulada.
Gracias a su espíritu de emprendedor y sus ganas de salir adelante es que tiene por actividad económica la venta de cosméticos, desde hace 10 años ubicado en unos de los mercados de la localidad de la región. La rutina de Giselle es trabajar unas 10 horas diarias ofreciendo sus productos como: vanidades, polvo compacto, sobras, lápiz labias, cremas faciales, perfumes, rubor, delineador. Giselle agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio 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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 111
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,828,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Giselle De Los Angeles to buy compacts, pressed powders, eye shadows, lip pencils, facial crèmes, perfumes, blush, and eye liners.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2013