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Gioconda Isabel
Gioconda Isabel is married with a five-year-old child. For the last six years she has operated a door-to-door cosmetics sales business. Gioconda Isabel started the business with her own money and has slowly built it up, establishing a loyal and strong client base. The proceeds of the loan will be used to buy more merchandise that will be attractive as gifts for the upcoming family-focused holidays. Her dream is to help support her family and provide a bright future for her child.

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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,754,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Gioconda Isabel to buy more merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2011
May 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2011