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Marta Silvana
Marta Silvana is 45 years old and single, with two children who are still in her care. She is originally from the department of Chinadega, which is located in the west of the country and is known for being productive in commerce and trade. Marta is the owner of two businesses, a pulpería [small store] and a bakery. She has been a single mother since she was very young and has kept fighting, although it has been very difficult to keep moving her family forward.

Marta also offers general merchandise that is in demand with consumers. She makes her purchases in cash and sells for cash or on credit. Marta has nine years of experience running her businesses and her goal is to expand them and to keep growing, in order to prepare her children to be professionals. She has opted to secure a loan to invest in more products for her pulpería, such as rice, sugar, beans, oils, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, diapers, deodorants, creams, shampoo, sauces, laundry and body soap, pastas, various meats, sausages, and a variety of clothing for women, men, and children, among other products. This way, she will be able to satisfy her customers' demands.
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Marta Silvana de 45 años de edad soltera, con dos hijos que aún están bajo su cargo, ella es originaria del departamento de Chinandega, ubicado en el occidente del país, zona que se caracteriza por ser productiva en el ámbito del comercio, Marta es propietaria del dos negocios que son una pulpería y una panadería, desde muy joven es madre soltera y ha venido luchando, el cual le ha sido muy difícil sacar adelante a su familia, y en ella también ofrece mercadería general productos que son demandados por los consumidores, sus compras son de contado y vende al contado y crédito. Marta tiene nueve años de experiencia en los negocios que administra y en su meta es expandir sus negocios e ir creciendo cada vez, para preparar profesionalmente a sus hijos, ella ha optado adquirir un préstamo para invertir más productos en su pulpería como: Arroz, azúcar, frijoles, aceites, papel higiénicos, toallas sanitarias, panperes, desodorantes, cremas, champoo, salsas, jabones para ropa y de baño, pastas, carnes variadas, embutidos, variedades de ropas tantos para damas, caballeros y niños, entre otros productos y así poder satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes demandantes.

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
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,083,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Marta Silvana to invest in more products for her store, as she is trying to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014