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Luz Marina
Luz Marina is 48 years old. Her business is the buying and selling of pigs, which she has been doing for more than 10 years. She started by selling ice cream and bread, and in this way she began to cope with household expenses. Through her family she learned the business of buying and selling pigs, so the majority of her clients know about the good quality of her products. The purpose of the loan is to buy pigs. She dreams of continuing to provide necessary income for her family.
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Luz Marina tiene 48 años. Su actividad económica es la venta y compra de cerdos. Hace más de 10 años que se dedica esta actividad, Ella dio inicio vendiendo helados y pan fue así que empezó a sobrellevar los gastos de su hogar, fue por medio de su familia que ella aprendió el negocio de la venta y compra de cerdos, pues la mayoría de sus clientes saben la buena calidad de productos que ofrece. El motivo del crédito es para la compra de cerdos. Sueña con seguirle brindando a su familia los ingresos necesarios.

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
  • 22.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Luz Marina to buy pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012