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Maria Azucena
Señora Maria Azuena is 36 years old. She has a fruit and vegetable business which she started four years ago because she was looking for a way to improve the condition of her family. The loan will be used to purchase the kinds fruits that her clients request. She has many new customers who say that the attention she gives them is the best, since she is always trying to move her business forward. She dreams of setting up a distribution business in her city since, as of now, there isn´t one.
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La señora Maria Azucena tiene 36 años de edad, La señora Maria se dedica a la venta de frutas y verduras. Ella dio inicio a este negocio hace 4 años. Por lo que ella busca la forma de mejorar sus condiciones de vida para su familia. Su crédito será invertido en la compra de las frutas que sus clientes le solicitan, ya que tiene un sin número de clientes nuevos la atención que les brinda es la mejor pues siempre trata de salir adelante con su actividad. Ella sueña con instalar una distribuidora en el municipio en donde vive, ya que actualmente no hay ninguna.

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
  • 60
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maria Azucena to buy fruits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011