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Juana Brigida
Juana Brígida Martínez S. is 41 years old, married, and has 2 children. She has been operating a grocery store for 10 years. When she started, she only had a small display case filled with cookies, bread, candy and pastries. Soon her customers wanted to find new products. With what little earnings she had, she bought more useful items and remodeled her shop because there wasn’t enough space. She then decided that her store be stocked with the most frequently used items.

The loan she is requesting will be used as working capital to buy candy, bread, natural sodas, juices and soft drinks. Juana hopes to open another store for her children to run.

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Juana Brígida Martínez S. tiene la edad de 41 años. Es una mujer casada. Tiene 2 hijos a su cargo. Su actividad económica es una pulpería. Juana tiene 10 años de tener su negocio. El dio inicio con una pequeña vitrina en donde coloco galletas, pan, caramelos y repostería. Por lo que sus clientes llegaban en busca de nuevos productos. Con las pocas ganancias que Juan obtenía logro comprar más utilidades, y empezó a modificar su vivienda ya que no tenía suficiente espacio. Y así decide establecer la pulpería en donde ofrece productos de uso frecuente. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de golosinas, pan, refrescos naturales, jugos y gaseosas. El sueño de Juana es establecer otra pulpería para que sus hijos se hagan cargo.

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
  • 53
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Juana Brigida working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010