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Mrs. Emelina S. Ríos, 46, is married and has a son.

Emelina has a small store and sells general merchandise. She has been doing this for more than 11 years. She has increased her sales and her business through excellent administration. Emelina plans to make improvements and expand her business, which will allow her to get the space for more products.

Emelina is asking for a loan for working capital such as; basic grains, adult clothing, sweets, and natural fruit drinks.

Her dream is to increase her business and use the income to improve her home.
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La Señora Emelina S. Ríos tiene la edad de 46 años, su estado civil es casada. Doña Emelina tiene 1 hijo. La actividad económica de Doña Emelina es una pulpería y venta de mercadería en general. Hace más de 11 años que se dedica a este negocio y con esto logro incrementar sus ventas y sobre todo el negocio y con una excelente administración. Los propósitos de Emelina son de proporcionarle mejoras a su negocio y ampliarlo y así obtener espacio para más productos. Doña Emelina solicito un financiamiento para capital de trabajo como granos básicos, ropa de adultos, golosinas y refrescos naturales. Su sueño es incrementar su negocio y con los ingresos mejorar su vivienda.

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
  • 55
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Emelina working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010