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Elia Maria
Mrs. Elia Maria A. sells tortillas from her house. For more than 31 years she has made a living in this business and has always been characterized as offering quality tortillas to her clients. On her block she is known as Marillita (Little Maria) and is a very well-recognized person. She has always moved forward with a lot of effort and has always liked to work in a humble manner. Currently she is requesting this financing for capital that will be used for the purchase of corn, hotplates, and lime, among other things. Her greatest dream is to make improvements to her home.
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La señora Elia Maria A., realiza la actividad de venta de tortilla en su casa de habitación desde. Hace mas 31 años que se dedica a este negocio por lo que siempre se ha caracterizado por ofrecer a sus clientes tortillas de calidad en su cuadra es conocida como marillita, por lo que es una persona muy reconocida. Ella siempre ha salido adelante con mucho esfuerzo ya que es siempre le gusto trabajar de manera humilde. Actualmente solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo que será utilizado para la compra de maíz, comal, cal entre otras cosas. Su mayor sueño es proporcionarle mejoras a su 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
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Elia Maria capital for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2010