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Maria Azucena
Maria Azucena Z. M. is 43. She is a client of Fundación León 2000, is married, and has one son who goes to school through the efforts of her and her husband. She is an expert at a common activity, which is butchering pigs and selling tamales. She has had this business for more than 6 years. She used to sell chickens, but she always had problems because she had to travel to far-away places to sell her products, which was very tiring, and it was difficult to continue on like that. Because of her sister, she decided to sell pigs. When she noticed she made very good profits, she decided to continue doing this. The financing she is requesting is for working capital to buy pigs and products she needs to make her tamales. Her biggest dream is that her son has the opportunity to study that she wasn't able to have.
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Maria Azucena Z. M. tiene 43 años. Es cliente de Fundación León 2000 es casada y junto a su pareja tiene 1 hijo que estudia con el esfuerzo de ambos. Conocedora de esta actividad que es muy común como es el destace de cerdo y la venta de nacatamales. Desde hace mas de 6 años que se dedica a este negocio, anteriormente se dedicaba a la venta de gallinas, pero siempre tenía problemas porque tenía que viajar a lugares muy distantes para ofrecer sus productos ya que esto le resultaba muy cansado y difícilmente podía continuar de esta manera. Y por su hermana decide vender cerdos y al notar que tenía muy buenas ganancias decide seguir adelante. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de cerdos y ciertos productos necesarios para la elaboración de sus nacatamales. Su mayor sueño es que su hijo tenga la oportunidad de estudio que ella no pudo tener.

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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
  • 55
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,729,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Maria Azucena working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010