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Alma Ileana
Alma Ileana O. C. is 48 years old, single, and has two children who are still studying and dependent on her. Ms. Ileana’s intentions with regard to her business are to invest in merchandise and be able to offer customers a variety of products. It has been more than 8 years since she dedicated herself to this business, which she started by offering shirts, pants, and purses to people who enjoyed stable employment. During this time, her business has grown thanks to the loans realized. With this financing, she will be able to buy more merchandise. Her dreams are to establish a distribution company and that way have the ability to make improvements to her home. The amount for Alba is 18,000 córdobas for a term of 18 months.
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Alma Ileana O. C. tiene 48 años, está soltera, y tiene dos hijos, los cuales estudian y dependen de ella. Los propósitos de Doña Ileana con su negocio son de invertir en mercadería, y ofrecerles a sus clientes la variedad de sus productos. Hace más de 8 años que se dedica a este negocio, y dio inicio ofreciéndoles: camisas, pantalones y bolsos a personas que poseían un trabajo estable. Durante este tiempo, su negocio ha mejorado gracias a los préstamos realizados. Con el financiamiento podría realizar la compra de más mercadería. Sus sueños son establecer una distribuidora y así proporcionarle mejoras a su vivienda. El monto de Doña Alma es de 18.000 córdobas a un plazo de 18 meses.

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
  • 67
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,102,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Alma Ileana working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009