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Maria Mercedes
María Mercedes Gómez P. is 28 years old and married. She has two children who still aren't school age. María makes a living selling clothing and footwear. She started this business very humbly with few items to sell, but this did not stop her from making headway and she has now 10 years of experience. Her main goal is to stay with the business and keep pushing ahead for her family. Her dream is to set up a larger store in order to provide a better service.
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María Mercedes Gómez P. tiene la edad de 28 años, ella es una mujer casada. María tiene 2 hijos y todavía no asisten a una escuela. María tiene la actividad económica de la venta de ropa y calzado. Dio inicio a este negocio de una manera muy humilde, por que la cantidad con la que inicio fue muy poca, esto no le impidió salir adelante. Hace más de 10 años que se dedica a este negocio. Por lo que su mayor propósito es mantener este negocio para sacar adelante a su familia. los sueños de María son de establecer un local mas amplio para brindar un mejor servicio.

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
  • 61
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria Mercedes working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2009
Jun 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 6, 2010