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Maria De Jesus
María de Jesús Gonzales F. is 32 years old, single, and has no children. Maria works selling general merchandise. She has earned her living this way for the past 10 years and she also gets some help from her mother since she doesn’t have time for her two jobs—she also works as a schoolteacher. Maria would like to make improvements to her business since for the most part it is her mother who attends to the store. Because of this she is asking for a loan with the idea of investing it in merchandise like clothing, shoes and cosmetics. She hopes to eventually have 2 locations in order to satisfy the demand of her customers. She is asking for C$ 23.000 córdobas to be repaid in 18 months.
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María de Jesús Gonzales F. tiene la edad de 32 años, es soltera y no tiene hijos. La actividad económica de Doña María es la venta de mercadearía en general. Hace más de diez años que se dedica a esta actividad, además Doña María recibe la ayuda de su Mama ya que no tiene tiempo para sus 2 trabajos ya que labora como maestra en una escuela. Doña María tiene los propósitos de brindarle mejoras a su negocio ya que la mayor parte del tiempo es su Mama quien se encuentra en el local. Es por eso que ha solicitado un financiamiento con el fin de invertir en sus productos ya que con esto podrá comprar productos como calzado, ropa y cosméticos. Sus deseos son poseer 2 negocios para satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes. La cantidad que solicita es de C$ 23.000 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
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Maria De Jesus working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2009