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Karem Maria
Sra. Karem Maria is 24 years old. This young woman is a fighter and has a cheerful spirit. She has managed a store for more than three years. Karem is responsible for providing for her family’s household needs and helping them move forward through her small business.

The loan she requested will be used as operating capital to purchase basic grains, detergents, soaps, and candy. Her wish is to continue supporting her children because she must play the role of both mother and father.

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La Señora Karem Maria tiene 24 años. Es una joven muy luchadora y tiene un espíritu muy alegre. La actividad económica a la que se dedica es una pulpería. Hace más de 3 años que se dedica a este negocio, ella es quien se hace cargo de ofrecerle a su familia lo necesario para su hogar y con la ayuda de la familia logro salir adelante con este pequeño negocio. El financiamiento que solicita es para capital de trabajo para la compra de granos básicos, detergente, jabón y golosinas en general. Su deseo es seguir apoyando a sus hijos, ya que ella es madre y padre al mismo tiempo.

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
  • 46
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Karem Maria operating capital to buy basic grains, detergents, soaps, and candy.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2011
Mar 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012