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Melva Rosa
Melva Rosa O. O. is 53 years old. Her business is beef butchering. She has been doing this work for more than 17 years and has always enjoyed it.

Melva works from her home, buying livestock from the producers who offer the best products, and personally taking charge of the butchering. Previously she also butchered pigs, but could not afford to continue this. Melva learned this trade from her family and later decided to start her own business at home.

She is seeking this loan to invest in the purchase more livestock and thus satisfy the needs of her customers. Her desire is to make improvements to her home.

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Melva Rosa O. O. tiene 53 años de edad. Su actividad económica es el destace de res. Hace más de 17 años que se dedica a este trabajo, por lo que siempre le ha gustado. El negocio consiste en el destace de ganado en su vivienda, por lo que Melva compra el ganado a ciertos productores que le ofrecen los productos favorable, posteriormente ella misma se encarga del destace, por lo que anteriormente se dedica al destace de cerdo, pero al no contar con el dinero suficiente, no continuo con este negocio por lo que en la familia se dedicaban a este tipo de negocio y fue así como mas tarde Melva decide establecer su propio negocio en su vivienda. Y así solicita este financiamiento con el fin de invertirlo en capital de trabajo para la compra de más ganado y así abastecer la demanda de sus clientes. Su deseo 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
  • 83
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,792,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Melva Rosa purchase livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010