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Maria Lourdes
Maria Lourdes is 42 years old, and she has a general store. She has had this business for more than 10 years. With a lot of effort and dedication, she has managed to provide for her 3 children, of whom only 1 is still in her care. She started the business with the help of her husband so that she could help to cover the household expenses. She is always taking care of the various orders of her customers. This loan will be used to buy a variety of everyday consumer products.
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Maria Lourdes tiene 42 años, su actividad es una pulpería. Hace más de 10 años que se dedica a este negocio. Con mucho esfuerzo y esmero ha logrado salir adelante con sus 3 hijos de los cuales solamente 1 está a su cargo, sus inicios se dan por su esposo que le ayudo a que comenzara con este negocio y así le ayudara a sufragar gastos de su familia, por lo que siempre está pendiente de los diferentes pedidos que sus clientes le realizan. El financiamiento es para la compra de diversos productos que se utilizan a diario.

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
  • 44
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,249,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Maria Lourdes working capital to buy consumer products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012