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Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto R. Martínez is 45 years old and married. Unfortunately, his wife was not able to have children. Luis operates a bookstore, which he started 4 years ago because he was not earning enough money to support his family. He is a good man, and together with his wife, they have endured many difficulties in order to get ahead.

He is requesting a loan to buy notebooks, pencils, erasers, staplers and other office supplies. He hopes to have a home full of joy.

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Luis Alberto R. Martínez tiene la edad de 45 años, Está casado. Lamentablemente no tiene hijos con su pareja, pues ella es estéril. Luis se dedica a una librería. Dio inicio hace 4 años, ya que no tenía los suficientes ingresos para mantener a su familia, el es un buen hombre, que junto a su esposa luchan para salir adelante a pesar de las duras dificultades que han atravesado juntos. Es crédito que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de cuadernos, lápices, borradores, engrapadoras y artículos de oficina. Su mayor deseo es poder tener una hija que llene de alegría su hogar.

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
  • 38
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,366,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Luis Alberto operating capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010