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Alba Agustina
Alba is 40 years old, and dedicated to selling artisan crafts. She has done this for more than 18 years. Alba began soon after learning the skill, and began this economic activity in her own home. Alba and her husband made a living together in this manner, after she taught him to help her paint and elaborate the designs. They have worked together to achieve what's necessary for their family. She is in charge of selling the products, both in their humble home and on the streets.

The financing she solicits is to buy plaster, paint, ash, and artist's and painter's brushes, among other products, which are necessary for the elaboration of the merchandise.
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Alba tiene 40 años, ella se dedica a la venta de artesanías. Hace más de 18 años que se dedica a este negocio que nace con la enseñanza quien inicio este negocio y decidió hincar su propia actividad económica en su vivienda por lo que juntos emprendieron este medio de vida, ya que le instruyo a su esposa para que le ayudara a pintar y realizara la elaboración de los diseños, por lo que han trabajado juntos para aportar en lo necesario en su familia es así que su esposa se encarga de empezar a ofrecer sus productos en su humilde vivienda y también venderlos de manera ambulante. El financiamiento que solicita es para la compra de yeso, pintura, ciner, brochas, pinceles entre otros productos que son necesarios para la elaboración de su mercadería.

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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,756,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Alba Agustina tO BUY MATERIALS TO MAKE ARTISAN CRAFTS TO SELL.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011