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Iris Maricela
Iris Maricela, age 24, is a hard-working woman. With the help of her friends, who inspired her, she was successful.

Her business is selling new clothes. She works on her own from seven in the morning until nine at night.

She is requesting the loan to invest in her business. She will buy merchandise like pants, shirts, skirts, suits, dresses, and tops. Her wish is to expand her business, to improve her home, and that her daughter is able to become a professional.
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Iris Maricela de 24 años, una mujer trabajadora que con la ayuda de sus amigas que la inspiraron salió adelante. Su negocio es la venta de ropa nueva fue por cuenta propia que ella trabaja desde las 7 de la mañana hasta las nueve de la noche. Ella solicita el préstamo para invertir en su negocio y la compra de mercadería como pantalones, camisas, faldas, trajes, vestidos y camisolas.Su deseo es agrandar su negocio, mejorar su vivienda y que su hija pueda ser una profesional.

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
  • 74
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,787,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Iris Maricela to buy pants, shirts, skirts, suits, dresses, and tops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013