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Maritza Elena
Maritza Elena is 54 and she has been selling prepared food for more than 22 years. She started when she was very young since she needed to give her family daily meals. She rises early and then has to go shopping and prepare the different items that she makes. She will use the requested loan to buy rice, beans, bread, plates, coffee, soft drinks, juices, etc.
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Maritza Elena tiene 54 años, su actividad es la venta de comida. Hace más de 22 años que tiene este negocio. Lo inicio desde muy joven ya que necesita proporcionar a su familia el alimento diario. Ella se levanta temprano pues tiene que buscar las compras y elaborar los diferentes platillos que elabora. El financiamiento que solicita es para la compra de arroz, frijoles, pan, platos, café, gaseosas, jugos entre otros.

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
  • 52
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maritza Elena to buy rice, beans, bread, plates, coffee, soft drinks, juices and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011