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Maria Del Carmen
Maria Del Carmen is 30 years old, married and has one young son. She makes a living butchering pigs and making tamales on the weekend. She started this work due to a lack of employment and the desire to provide for her family as a responsible mother. She is requesting the loan to purchase small pigs and feed for them so she can offer a quality product. The loan will help her financially meet her family's needs. Her dream is to purchase a vehicle so she can transport the pigs she purchases.
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Maria Del Carmen tiene 30 años. Es casada y tiene 1 hijo menor de edad. Ella se dedica al destace de cerdo y elaboración nacatamales los fines de semana. Inicio este medio de vida por la falta de empleo además tenía una familia que mantener como Madre responsable decidió comenzar con esta activad. Solicita el crédito para la compra de cerdos pequeños y el alimento de los mismos, para ofrecer una buena calidad de productos que vende, con el apoyo del crédito le ayudaría económicamente para suplir sus necesidades de la familia. Su sueño es comprar un vehículo para trasladar los cerdos que compra.

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
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maria Del Carmen working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2011