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Maria Hortensia
Maria Hortensia is 53 years old, and her business is the preparation and sale of tortillas. She has had this business for more than 23 years. She has 8 children, all of whom work independently and help support her. Maria works hard to be able to feed her children every day and take care of household expenses. She is still a strong woman, working every day. With this loan, she will buy products like firewood, corn, the mineral lime, and plastic bags. Her goal is buy a new house that she can live in with her children and leave to them as an inheritance.
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Maria Hortensia tiene 53 años y su actividad económica es la venta y elaboración de tortillas. Hace más de 23 años que se dedica a este negocio, ella tiene 8 hijos y todos trabajan de manera independiente y ayudan a su Mama, Maria trabajaba fuertemente para poder proporcionarle a todos sus hijos el alimento diario y además sostener las necesidades del hogar, todavía es una mujer muy fuerte pues trabaja diariamente. Con el financiamiento lograra comprar productos como leña, maíz, cal y bolsas plásticas. Su deseo es obtener una casa nueva que sea para sus hijos y les quede de herencia.

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
  • 72
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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 $400 helped Maria Hortensia firewood, corn, the mineral lime, and plastic bags for the production of tortillas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011