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Juana Bautista
Juana lives in the Amigos de Holanda municipality. She is 47 and has 3 grown children who work independently. She sells general merchandise, and started this business out of a need to work and improve her family's living conditions. She works every day, since her business is in her home. She sells her merchandise on credit and charges every fifteen days. She will use this loan to purchase more merchandise such as pants, blouses, shirts and children's clothing, shoes and cosmetics. Her dreams are to continue growing and continue selling.
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Juana habita en el municipio de amigos de Holanda, tiene 47 años tiene 3 hijos menores mayores de edad que trabajan de manera independiente. Se dedica a la venta de mercadería en general, inicio este negocio por la necesidad de trabajar y mejorar las condiciones de vida para su familia. Trabaja todos los días de la semana ya que la ubicación de su negocio es en su vivienda, ella deja sus productos a crédito y cobra cada quince días. Este crédito lo va emplear en comprar más mercadería como pantalones, blusas, camisetas y ropa de niños, calzado y cosméticos. Sus sueños son seguir adelante y continuar con sus ventas.

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
  • 41
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,418,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Juana Bautista to purchase pants, blouses, shirts and children's clothing, shoes and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2012