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Vicsia Maria
For 15 years Vicsia Maria has run a business selling food with her husband. She goes to Leon and Managua to buy their supplies because she can get all the products for a better price. She is a a responsible person who enjoys her work. Most of her customers come to her house to enjoy the delicious dishes she makes. She is applying for a loan to invest in her business because her sales have increased considerably. She hopes to transform her business into a restaurant someday.
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El señora Vicsia Maria posee un negocio de venta de comida, desde hace 15 años, la señora trabaja junto a su marido, la señora realiza sus compras en León y en Managua de contado pues le resulta mucho más favorable ya que es así le resulta mucho más favorable obtener cada uno de los productos que solicita. Es una persona muy responsable que disfruta mucho su trabajo pues la mayoría de sus clientes llegan a su vivienda a disfrutar de sus deliciosos platillos. Está solicitando un crédito para invertirlo en su negocio ya que en estos momentos las ventas han mejorado considerablemente. Sueña con transformar su negocio en un restaurante.

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
  • 54
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Vicsia Maria purchase of food products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011