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Leonza Marina
Leonza Marina is 59 years old and has a business selling general merchandise. She works as a traveling merchant so that she can obtain new customers for her business. Leonza has worked in her own business for more than 14 years. Gradually over time, she has been able to buy a variety of products to offer to most of her customers since they are requesting different items. Working in this manner helps her to increase her earnings.

For this reason, Leonza is requesting a loan to buy trousers, shirts, powders, lip pencils, crèmes, treatments, and other products. Her dream has always been to expand her business even more so that she provide her family with a better quality of life.

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Leonza Marina tiene 59 años, ella tiene un negocio que es la venta de mercadería en general pues su negocio es de manera ambulante de esta forma obtiene nuevos clientes para su negocio. Hace más de 14 años que trabaja por cuenta propia, sin embargo ha sido poco a poco que ha comprado una variedad de productos para ofrecer la mayoría de sus clientes siempre le solicitan variedad con sus productos, buscando de esta manera como incrementar sus ingresos. Es por eso que este crédito es para la compra de pantalones, camisas, polvos, lápiz labial, cremas, tratamientos entre otros. Su sueño siempre ha sido agrandar más su negocio para brindar una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.

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
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Leonza Marina to buy trousers, shirts, powders, lip pencils, crèmes, treatments, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012