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Aura Luz
Aura Luz is 50 years old. She butchers pigs and prepares Nicaraguan tamales to earn a living. With some effort, she was gradually able to generate more income through her business to maintain her household. Aura Luz works from 5am to 8pm every day of the week since her customers are placing more orders. She operates her business from her modest home.

At the moment, Aura Luz is requesting a loan to use as operating capital to buy pigs. She will also purchase ingredients and supplies for making Nicaraguan tamales such as banana leaves, cornmeal, and plastic bags.

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Aura Luz tiene 50 años. Su actividad económica es el destace de cerdo y elaboración de nacatamales. Poco a poco con esfuerzo a podido generar más ingresos para su hogar con la ayuda de este negocio. Trabaja desde las 5 de la mañana hasta las 8 de la noche todos los días de semana que son los más solicitados por sus clientes, ya que también conocen la ubicación de su negocio que es su humilde vivienda. Actualmente solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo para la compra de cerdos, ingredientes para la elaboración de sus nacatamales, hojas, masa y bolsas plásticas.

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
  • 52
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Aura Luz purchase pigs and supplies for making Nicaraguan tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011