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Marling Benita
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Mrs. R. A. is 45 years old, she is single and has no children, sells underwear and shoes from home to home, her goal is to have a store so she can stop offering her merchandise from place to place, her wish is to be able to improve her economic situation and be able to buy one day her own house because she is currently leaving with her mother. With the loan she is requesting she wants to get more merchandise to be ready for Christmas sales, as September is so close to December; Mrs. R. has 22 years selling merchandise, this activity is an alternative to unemployment and lack of academic studies because she didn’t have the economic resources to study, so this activity is her source of income.

Translated from Spanish by N.D., Kiva Volunteer.

La señora R. A., tiene 45 años de edad, es soltera no tiene hijos, se dedica al comercio de ropa interior femenina y masculina, calzado en general de forma ambulante, su proposito es poder llegar a tener un local fijo donde establecer su negocio y dejar de andar ofreciendo su mercaderia de forma ambulante, su deseo es poder superarse economicamente y cumplir su mayor sueño que es poder adquirir su propia vivienda ya que donde habita es de su señora madre. Con el financiamiento pretende adquirir mas mercaderia aprovechando la oportunidad que ofrece el mercado dado la temporada del mes de septiembre estando proximo al mes de diciembre; la señora tiene 22 años de dedicarse a la venta de mercaderia teniendo esta actividad como una alternativa al desempleo y a la falta de preparacion academica de la cual carece por no haber tenido el apoyo ni los recursos necesarios para lograrlo, constituyendose esta actividad en su fuente de ingresos.

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
  • 69
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Marling Benita working Capital / CAPITAL DE TRABAJO.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009