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Ana Maria

Update on Ana Maria

Ana María is sixty-five years old. She is single and owns her own sewing workshop, which is in her house. She does sewing to order and repairs clothes but her best skill is making bedclothes. She started the business under her own initiative forty years ago. From a very young age she learned to sew and she wanted to become independent. She is applying for this loan to invest in her business, to buy basic materials such as cloth, threads, buttons and lace, among other things. Ana wants to improve her business and in the future she would like to make changes to her house. Ana is very grateful for the opportunity she is being given to move forward in life.
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Ana María es una mujer de sesenta y cinco años, soltera y propietaria de un pequeño taller de costura en general, el cual está ubicado en su casa, realiza costura por encargo y reparación de ropa, pero su punto fuerte es la elaboración de juegos para cama. Inicio el negocio por iniciativa propia desde hace cuarenta años ya que desde muy joven aprendió el oficio y tenía deseo de independizarse. Ella solicita el préstamo para invertir en su negocio y comprar materia prima tales como telas, hilos, botones, encaje entre otros materiales. Ella quiere mejorar su negocio y en un futuro planea realizar reformas su casa. Ana María se siente muy agradecida por la oportunidad que le brindan para superarse en la vida.

Previous Loan Details

Ana María, 65, is from El Viejo. She’s single and has no children. Her economic activity is a sewing workshop she’s been working in for the last 40 years. This business arose because she needed to have a source of employment because she had no steady job and had no income. Thanks to her enter... More from Ana Maria's previous loan »

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 76
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,420,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Ana Maria to buy materials, such as cloth, threads, buttons, elastic and trimmings, for making clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013