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Juana Del Socorro
Juana is 46 years old, married, and has two children, ages 16 and 8. She is originally from Managua, a place in the central part of Managua. Juana is a hardworking, responsible women with a desire for personal success. She likes to enjoy her children in her spare time and prepare typical dishes for them, such as “indio viejo.” Unfortunately she was not able to complete university education because she had to go to work at an early age.

Thanks to her spirit and desire to get ahead, she sells crystal and things like glass cups, glasses, plates, kitchen utensils, and spices such as pepper, cinnamon, mint, and basil. She does this at one of the local markets. She will use the money from this loan to stock her business so that in the near future she can increase her income. She works 10 hours a day and does it with joy. Juana del Socorro is grateful for the help from the Kiva lenders who make it possible for people from poor countries like Nicaragua to have a means of dignified work.
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Juana de 46 años de edad, casada con dos hijos de 16,8 años de edad. Es originaria de Managua, lugar que está ubicado en la zona central de Managua. Juana es una mujer trabajadora, responsables con ganas de superación personal. En sus ratos libre le gustar disfrutar con su hijos y prepárales comida típica como “ indio viejo’ lamentablemente por falta de recursos económico no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria, y se vio obligada a trabajar desde temprana edad.

Gracias a su espíritu y sus ganas de salir a adelante tiene por actividad económica la venta de cristalería y especies como tasas de vidrio , vasos platos, utensilios de cocina, panas y especies como pimienta, canela, hierva buena, albahaca. Actividad que la desempeña en unos de los mercados de la localidad. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio en la compra y venta de productos de cristalería, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda incrementar sus ingresos. Ella dedica unas 10 horas diarias a su actividad. Actividad que la desempeña con mucho gusto. Juana del Socorro agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le 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
  • 81
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,384,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Juana Del Socorro to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
May 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014