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Rosa Argentina
Rosa Argentina Martínez S. is 39 years old. She has three children. Rosa sells food for a living. She has been in this business for 7 years. The business was started by her sisters, but they passed away. Rosa knew how to manage the business well, so she decided to start selling food from her home. It has been very hard for her to attract customers because her house is very far away. However, this does not discourage her, and Rosa chats with her customers very happily. Her wish is to start a restaurant to provide more space for her customers' comfort.
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Rosa argentina Martínez S. tiene 39 años de edad. Tiene 3 hijos a su cargo. Rosa se dedica a la actividad económica de venta de comida. Hace más de 7 años que se dedica a este negocio. Inicio por sus hermanas ya que anteriormente, ellas se dedicaban al negocio pero ellas fallecieron y Rosa sabia muy bien el manejo de este negocio por lo que decide iniciar vendiendo comida en su vivienda, le fue muy difícil obtener clientes porque la dirección de la casa de Rosa es muy largo, pero esto no fue motivo para desanimarla, aun así Rosa conversa con sus clientes muy alegremente. Su deseo es establecer un restaurante para proporcionarle mas espacio a sus clientes y comodidad.

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
  • 74
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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 $425 helped Rosa Argentina working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010