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Esther Maria
Esther María, 49, has a grocery store where she sells soap, detergent, basic grains, soft-drinks, juices, bread, toilet paper and canned goods. She’s been selling staple goods for the last five years. With profits obtained from her sales she tries to cover all her expenses and to improve her family’s quality of life. She has asked for a loan to buy more merchandise so that her business will be larger and she can have a better stock of merchandise available to offer her customers.
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Ester Maria tiene 49 años, ella tiene su negocio que es una pulpería que ofrece jabón, detergente, granos básicos, gaseosas, jugos, pan, papel higiénico y enlatados. Desde hace 5 años se dedica la venta de productos de primera necesidad, con las ganancias que obtenga por la venta de sus productos trata de cubrir todos sus gastos y mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.Ha solicitado un crédito para comprar más mercaderías, con el único ideal de que su negocio sea más grande y tenga productos más surtidos para ofrecerles a sus clientes.

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
  • 45
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,295,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Esther Maria to buy stock merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012