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Martha Celia
Martha is 36 years old and a single mother with three young children who are studying. She is originally from a district in the northern part of the country. Martha is known for being responsible, hardworking, and having the desire to succeed on a personal level. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources, Martha was not able to pursue a degree. She would have liked to have studied social work. At the moment, she strives so that her children can study and become successful professionals.

Thanks to her efforts and her drive to move ahead, Martha earns her living by managing a small diner in her home. She offers home-cooked dishes, juices, sodas, and beer. Martha works at her business approximately 12 hours a day by offering her products. The purpose of this loan is to invest it as operating capital and to restock her business. She will purchase food products for preparing her dishes, juices, sodas, plates, glasses, and cutlery. In the not-so-distant future, she would like to earn more income.

Martha appreciates the assistance of the Kiva lenders who avail themselves to people who have limited resources and come from poor countries, such as Nicaragua, so that they can have a way of earn a decent living.
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Martha de 36 Años de edad, madre soltera con tres hijos menores de edad, los cuales están estudiando. Es originaria de la zona norte del país, se caracteriza por ser responsable, trabajadora, con ganas de superación personal. En sus ratos libre le gusta disfruta de la compañía de sus hijos. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económico no pudo cursar una carrera, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar trabajo social. En la actualidad lucha para que sus hijos si pueda estudiar y ser profesionales de bien.
Gracia a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante tiene por actividad económica un pequeño comedor ubicado en su casa de habitación. Donde ofrece comida casera, jugos, gaseosas, cervezas. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diarias ofreciendo sus productos. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio con la compra de productos comestibles para prepara la comida, jugos, gaseosas, platos vasos, cubiertos, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Martha 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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,738,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Martha Celia to buy ingredients, juices, sodas, plates, glasses, and cutlery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015