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Paula Emilia
Paula Emilia, 57, is married and has six adult children. She is originally from the region of Chinandega, located in the northwest of the country. She makes a living selling ice, natural beverages such as: Chilla (a drink made with chia seeds), Pitaya (a cactus fruit based drink), passion fruit drinks, pozol con leche (a corn-based drink with milk), beet juice, fruit salad, and more. Her business is in a fixed location in the municipality of Chinandega.

She fights day-to-day to be able to support her family. She is very happy with what she does since it is what has gotten her and her children ahead. The goal of this loan is to buy ingredients such as natural fruit in order to make these delicious natural beverages.
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Paula Emilia 57 años de edad casada con seis hijos mayores de edad, originaria de una de las comarcas de Chinandega ubicada en norte del occidente del país ella se dedica a la venta de hielo, refrescos naturales como: Chilla, Pitaya, granadia, pozol con leche, remolachas, ensaladas de frutas entre otros, negocio que lo tiene ubicado en el municipio de Chinandega el cual es fijo, ella lucha día a día para poder llevar el sustento a su familia, ella está muy contenta con lo que hace ya que es lo que la ha sacado adelante a ella y a sus hijos. El objetivo de este crédito es para la compra de materia prima como frutas naturales para la realización de estos deliciosos refrescos naturales


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
  • 71
    View loans »
    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,045,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Paula Emilia to buy various fruit ingredients for the preparation of the delicious natural beverages that she makes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014