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Martha M. is 54 years old, married, and has 4 dependent children. She has been selling fruits and vegetables for more than 13 years. Sra. Martha is a hardworking woman who, from a young age, has enjoyed interacting with all types of people. She offers regional products and has obtained many customers.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy tomatoes, onions, oranges, cabbages and other vegetables. She hopes to make improvements to her business and her modest home.

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Martha M. tiene 54 años. Es una mujer casada tiene 4 hijos que todavía dependen de ella. La actividad económica a la que se dedica es la venta de frutas y verduras. Hace más de 13 años que se dedica a este negocio. Es una mujer muy trabajadora ya que desde muy joven le gustaba relacionarse con todo tipo de personas, ya que ofrece sus productos en comarcas y obtiene muchos clientes. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de tomates, cebollas, naranjas, repollo entre otras verduras. El deseo de Martha es proporcionarle mejoras a su negocio y a su humilde vivienda.

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
  • $26,391,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Martha operating capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2009
Aug 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2010