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Luis Esteban
Luis Esteban, 56, is married and a resident of Chinandega, which is located in the western part of the country. He has a dependent child for whom he works very hard to support, so that he can attend primary school. Luis is known for being a hardworking and responsible man with a great desire to improve himself. He provides his services as a security guard for a banana plantation, and his wife works as an auxiliary nurse. He is applying for another loan to build a room. He needs to buy construction materials for this such as iron, nails, cement, sand, zinc, and paint, among others. This is why he is applying for this loan: to continue expanding his home. Luis is very grateful for this credit opportunity provided to him by Kiva lenders and the attention given to him in the credit process.
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Luis Esteban de 56 años de edad, casado, habitante de Chinandega, ubicado en la zona del occidente del país y tiene un hijo menor de edad a su cargo, donde con mucho esfuerzo le apoya, para asistir a sus estudios primarios , Don Luis se caracteriza por ser un hombre muy trabajador, responsable y con muchos deseos de superación, le brinda su servicio como Guarda de seguridad de una finca bananera, y su esposa labora como enfermera auxiliar, solicita que se le de otra oportunidad de adquirir un préstamo, para construir un cuarto, para esto necesita comprar materiales de construcción como son: Hierro, clavos, cemento, arena, zinc, pintura, entre otros detalles, es por esto que solicita este préstamo, para seguir ampliando su casa de habitación. Don Luis esteban se encuentra muy agradecido con la oportunidad crediticia, que se le ha brindado por parte de los inversionistas Kivas y la atención que se le da en el proceso del crédito.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,383,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Luis Esteban to build an additional room in his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014