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G.s. Los Menudos Group
In this Group: Martha Maria, Carlos Agusto

Update on G.s. Los Menudos Group

Martha Maria works selling bundles of used clothing. She has one child who is still under her care.

She has competition, but she offers well selected pieces of clothing at low prices. In the future, she wants to invest in the construction of a shed outside her house to sell her products. She wants to continue investing in her business.

Martha and Carlos are asking for this loan to invest in their businesses during the high season when sales are at their best.
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La señora Martha Maria, su actividad económica a la que se dedica es a la venta de ropa usada de paca. Ella tiene 1hijo, que todavía se encuentra a su cargo. \

Ella tiene competencia, sin embargo oferta a bajos precios piezas de ropa bien seleccionadas. Desea invertir en un futuro en la construcción de una caseta fuera de su casa para vender sus productos. Pretende continuar invirtiendo en su negocio. La señora Martha al igual que Carlos están solicitando crédito para invertir en el negocio en esta temporadas altas donde las ventas son las mejores.

Previous Loan Details

Martha Maria is 48 years old, is a single mother and has one son who is 17 years old. She sells used clothing in bulk, mainly pants and shirts. Furthermore, she sells second-hand stuff toys both separately and in bulk. She has a small space located in the market where she sells her products. She ... More from G.s. Los Menudos Group's previous loan »

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,430,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of G.s. Los Menudos Group's $500 loan helped a member to purchase bundles of clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2011
Jan 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for G.s. Los Menudos Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2010. Learn More