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Emilia Assencion
Emilia Assención, age 36, has a business of selling dry firewood and pigs that has been in operation for more than 10 years. She started out selling pigs and later decided to add firewood. Emilia has five children (ages 16, 14, 13, 11, and 8). Even though it has not been easy to help her children get ahead, Emilia is always able to provide them what they need so that they can become good people.

This loan will be used to buy firewood and pigs. Her friends, neighbors, and relatives are very familiar with the products that she offers.

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Emilia Assensión tiene 36 años, su actividad es la venta de leña seca y cerdos. Hace más de 10 años que tiene este negocio, comenzó con la crianza de cerdos y luego se dedicó a comprar leña tiene 5 hijos de 16,14, 13, 11 y 8 años respectivamente a pesar que no ha sido fácil sacar adelante a sus hijos ella siempre les está brindando lo necesario para que sean personas de bien. El motivo del crédito es para la compra de leña y cerdos. Sus amigos vecinos y familiares conocen muy bien los buenos productos que ofrece.

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
  • 75
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Emilia Assencion to buy firewood and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012