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Luz Marina
Luz Marina is 35 years old. She’s been in business for over 8 years. She sells cosmetics. As time has gone by, she’s managed to understand what her customers request. She goes out daily starting very early at 7am and continues until 8pm when she returns home. Luz has been a tenacious, successful woman who has learned how to improve her business and provide a means of support for her loved ones. She will use the loan to buy lipstick, cream, beauty treatments, perfume and underwear.
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Luz Marina tiene 35 años, tiene más de 8 años en su negocio. Su actividad es la venta de cosméticos, con el paso del tiempo ha logrado comprender lo que sus clientes le solicitan. Ella sale todos los días muy temprano desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 8 de la noche que regresa a su vivienda, Luz ha sido una mujer luchadora y triunfadora que ha logrado aprender a mejorar su actividad y brindar un medio de vida para los suyos. El crédito es para la compra de lápiz labial, cremas, tratamientos, perfumes y ropa interior.

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
  • 66
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Luz Marina to buy cosmetics and underwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012