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Leyla Maria
Leyla Maria, 54, is a hard-working woman who sells handicrafts. She started her business over eight years ago using her own capital to develop it. Previously she was a sales assistant at a market and because of that business she decided to branch out on her own. She is requesting a loan to buy ribbons, bags, brushes and paints. She has many goals for her business and wants to buy the supplies she needs to make her products.
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Leyla Maria de 54 años, es una mujer trabajadora que se dedica a la venta de artesanía. Desde hace mas de 8 años que tiene este negocio, fue desarrollando su negocio con capital propio, anteriormente ella fue ayudante de ventas en el mercado, fue debido a este negocio que decidió establecer su propio negocio. Es por eso que solicita el crédito para la compra de cintas, bolsas, pinceles y pinturas. Tiene muchas aspiraciones con su negocio por eso quiere comprar materia prima necesaria para la elaboración de sus productos.

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
  • 56
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Leyla Maria to buy ribbons, bags, brushes and paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013