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Darwin Jose
Darwin José has had a grocery store for over six years. His constant struggle to provide his two minor children in his care with everything they need has led to improved family stability.

He starts to tend to his customers at 7am and continues until 10pm. His customers are his friends, neighbors and family members who always seek out the variety of his products. The reason for the loan is to buy basic grains, soups, canned goods, detergent and toilet paper, among others.
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Darwin José tiene su pulpería, desde hace mas de 6 años que tiene este negocio. La lucha constante que realiza por brindarles a sus 2 hijos menores de edad a su cargo lo necesario ha proporcionado mejor estabilidad a su familia. Empieza a atender a sus clientes desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las 10 de la noche sus clientes son amigos, vecinos y familiares que siempre le solicitan variedad en sus productos. El motivo del crédito es para la compra granos básicos, sopas, enlatados, detergentes, papel higiénico 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
  • $26,258,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Darwin Jose to buy stock items for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013