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For the last 10 years Eduarda has built up her tortilla sales business. With her husband's help, who helps her buy corn and firewood, Eduarda has managed to also sell "frito de cerdo" (fried pork dish) and "buñuelos de yuca" (fried donut-like, manioc-based pastry); this has produced higher profits for her.

Eduarda will use these funds to buy corn, firewood and lime powder.

She has had previous loans that she used to expand her business.

Eduarda and her family dream with getting their younger children ahead. She also has a goal of expanding her business into the sale of "cuajada" (a cheese-like dairy product).
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Desde hace 10 años, Eduarda fue levantando su negocio de tortillas y ventas. Con la ayuda de su marido, quien le ayuda en la compra de maíz y leña, Eduarda a llegado a vender frito de cerdo y buñuelos de yuca. Ahorra ella tiene mejor ganancia.

Eduarda va usar este préstamo para comprar maíz, leña, y cal. Ella ha tenido préstamos en el pasado y los ha usado para ampliar su negocio.

Eduarda y su familia sueñan de sacar adelante sus hijos menores. Ella tambien tiene la meta de ampliar su negocio a la venta de cuajada

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
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,421,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Eduarda to buy corn, firewood and lime powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2010
May 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011