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Rosa is 45 years old and has 3 small children under their care. She is a vendor of handicrafts. She has been in this business for 17 years, and needs this activity to survive.

She leaves home every day to sell her products. Her customers are quite humble but hardworking. She is well considered as she provides her customers with good service and offers quality products.

The loan will be used to purchase the needed craftwork.
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Rosa tiene 45 años tiene 3 hijos menores de edad a su cargo. Su actividad es la venta de artesanía. El tiempo que tiene con este negocio son 17 años, esta alternativa de trabajo es muy necesaria para sobrevivir. Ella sale todos los días a vender sus productos, sus clientes es una persona muy humilde pero muy trabajadora. Ella se caracteriza por proporcionar a sus clientes un buen servicio y ofrecer calidad en sus productos. El crédito esta destinado para la compra de artesanía que es necesaria.

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
  • 50
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Rosa working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Nov 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2011