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Marisol sells clothing and has been in this business for more than seven years. She works as a street vendor and has obtained a variety of customers. Marisol is a hardworking individual. Every day she wakes up early to prepare the bag she uses to carry shirts, trousers in all sizes, shorts, skirts, and suits.

Marisol looks for ways to improve her income, so she is requesting this loan to buy merchandise she needs. Her dream is to obtain a stand at the market.

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Marisol se dedica a la venta de ropa. Tiene más de 7 años en este negocio, de manera ambulante pues así obtiene una gran variedad de clientes. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora todos los días tiene que levantarse temprano para preparar el bolso en donde tiene que llevar camisetas, pantalones en todas las tallas, shorts, faldas y trajes. Por lo que busca la forma de mejorar sus ingresos este es el motivo del financiamiento para la compra de materia prima necesaria. Ella sueña con obtener un puesto en el mercado.

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
  • $26,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Marisol operating capital to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2011
Mar 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 24, 2012