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Ezequiel Hernández R. is 32 years old and has been in business for 6 years. He provides paint and auto body repair services. Ezequiel began as an assistant at another shop where he learned this line of work. He is very charismatic and enjoys dealing with customers, which is why he decided to go into business for himself. His family has helped him maintain the business, but he says the greatest challenge is dealing with too many people and that success lies in having good administration skills.

The loan he is requesting will be used as working capital to purchase automotive paints and other products used in his workshop. His desire is to upgrade his business so that he can provide better service.

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Ezequiel Hernández R. tiene 32 años de edad. Hace 6 años que se dedica a este negocio. Su actividad económica es brindar el servicio de pinturas y enderezado. Ezequiel empezó como ayudante en un taller, por lo que fue aprendiendo muy bien este oficio, Ezequiel tiene mucho carisma para atender a sus clientes, por lo que decide establecer su propio negocio, y así con la ayuda de su familia han logrado mantener este negocio, por lo que su mayor desafío es que cada día hay mucha gente en este negocio, pero todo depende de la muy buena administración. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de materiales de pinturas automotrices, y otros productos utilizados en su taller. Su deseo es acondicionar su negocio para ofrecer 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
  • 85
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,792,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Ezequiel working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011