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Martha Azucena
Martha Azucena is 52 years old and lives together with her son who is in her care. For 20 years, Martha has run a fruit stall in the market. Every day she offers her customers a variety of fresh fruit which she acquires in the wholesale market in Managua. This business is a great help to her family.

Martha's business always has customers who prefer to shop there because of the good customer service that she offers and her kindness but, above all, because of the quality of the fruit that she sells. This loan will be used to acquire products such as bananas, onions, tomatoes, watermelons, papayas, peanuts, etc. Martha is a very hard-working woman who is devoted to her family. Her biggest wish is to continue growing as a businesswoman.
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Martha Azucena tiene 52 años, vive junto a su hijo que está a su cargo. Desde hace 20 años tiene instalado en el mercado su puesto de venta de frutas. Todos los días ofrece a sus clientes una variedad de frutas frescas los cuales adquiere en el mercado mayorista en Managua. Este negocio es una fuente importante de ayuda a la familia. El negocio de Martha siempre cuenta con clientes que prefieren su buen trato y amabilidad pero sobretodo la calidad de fruta que vende. El préstamo es para adquirir productos como plátanos, cebollas, tomates, sandias, papayas, maní entre otros. Martha es muy trabajadora y entregada a su familia, Su mayor anhelo es seguir creciendo como empresaria.

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
  • 76
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,787,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Martha Azucena to buy bananas, onions, watermelons, papayas, peanuts, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012