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Benturas Douglas
Bentura Douglas is 43 years old and married with three children. One child is still in school and so under his care. Bentura is originally from León is the west of the country. He is hard-working and responsible, and has a desire to move ahead in life. Unfortunately he was not able to study at university, due to a lack of financial resources, and was forced to work from a young age.

Thanks to his strong spirit and his desire to get ahead in life, Bentura makes a living by repairing electrical appliances such as television sets, fans, computers, radios and sound equipment. He runs the business out of a room in his home and works around ten hours per day. The loan will be invested in buying electrical parts such as cables, transistors, speakers, screens, screwdrivers, screws, tool boxes and soldering irons in order to offer better service. Bentura is grateful to Kiva lenders who are providing people of little resources and poor countries, such as Nicaragua, with the opportunity of having a decent job.
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Bentura Douglas de 43 años de edad, casado con tres hijos el cual uno está estudiando y está bajo su responsabilidad. Es originario de León lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. Él se caracteriza por ser una persona trabajadora, responsable con gana de superación personal; lamentablemente no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria por falta de recursos económica, y se vio obligado a trabajar desde temprana edad.

Gracia a su espíritu y sus ganas de Salir adelante tiene por actividad económica servicio de reparación de aparatos eléctricos como televisores, abanicos, computadoras, radios, equipo de sonidos. El negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa de habitación. El dedica a su negocio unas 10 horas diarias ofreciendo sus servicios. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y comprar piezas y repuestos eléctricos para brindar un mejor servicio como cables, transistores, parlantes, pantallas, desarmadores, tornillos, caja de herramientas, pistola para soldar. Bentura Douglas 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
  • 125
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,552,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Benturas Douglas to invest in working capital and to buy electrical parts such as cables, transistors, speakers, screens, screwdrivers, screws, tool boxes and soldering irons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 25, 2013
Listed
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2014