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Mariela Del Carmen
Mariela del Carmen Gutiérrez R. is a single mother with 2 dependent children. She has been operating a grocery store out of her home for the past 5 years. With hard work, she has been able to get ahead and provide for her family’s daily needs.

She is requesting a loan to use as operating capital for the purchase of candy, bread, natural beverages, juices, cookies, sodas, and basic grains. Mariela hopes to improve her financial condition.

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Mariela del Carmen Gutiérrez R. es madre soltera tiene 2 hijos a su cargo. La actividad económica es una pulpería. Hace más de 5 años que se dedica a este negocio. La ubicación de su negocio es en su casa de habitación. Con mucho esfuerzo ha logrado salir adelante, para brindarle a su familia el pan de cada día. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de golosinas en general, pan, refrescos naturales, jugos, galletas, gaseosas y granos básicos. El deseo de Mariela es mejorar su condición económica.

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
  • 61
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mariela Del Carmen operating capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010