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Norlan Jose
32-year old Sr. Norlan José is married and has two children. He has run a carpentry and craft business for three years. He is a very responsible person getting up at 7 in the morning and working until 6 at night.

He set up his business through his own hard work, but it has been very difficult because he has a health problem caused by allergies from working with wood. However, he has had to overcome them in order to carry on working.

Norlan is seeking a loan so he can invest in his business and earn more money. His dream has always been to build a house of his own.
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El señor Norlan José tiene 32 años, es casado y tiene dos hijos menores de edad. El señor tiene un negocio de carpintería y artesanía. El es una persona muy responsable, Norlan se levanta desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 6 de la tarde. El señor ya tiene 3 años de tener este negocio. Por lo que inicio con esfuerzos propios, resulto muy difícil ya que tiene ciertos problemas de salud ya que su mismo trabajo de la carpintería le provoca alergia, pero debido a su misma necesidad ha salido adelante. El señor está solicitando este crédito con el objetivo de invertirle más a su negocio y de esta manera obtener más ganancias. Su sueño siempre ha sido llegar a construir su vivienda.

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
  • 45
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Norlan Jose working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011