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Maria Isabel

Update on Maria Isabel

Maria Isabel is an entrepreneur. She has a general store, and she has used a loan to invest in her business. She tells us that with the loan she has increased her inventory and her customers.

She is currently requesting a loan to once again use it as working capital to buy basic grains, sweets, soft drinks, bread, detergent, and other products.
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Mari a Isabel es una emprendedora que su actividad económica a la que se dedica es a una pulpería en el cual se le ha brindado financiamiento para invertir en el negocio y ella nos expresa que con financiamiento a aumentado su inventario y sus clientes de igual manera. Actualmente está solicitando crédito para invertir nuevamente en la compra de capital trabajo como granos básicos, golosinas refrescos, pan, detergentes, entre otras productos.

Previous Loan Details

Maria Isabel owns a general store. Her determined spirit has always characterized her, and her desire to get ahead by her own means has helped her to become an enterprising woman. She has gained experience and trust because she is very well-known and liked by her customers. With this loan, she wi... More from Maria Isabel'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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Maria Isabel to buy basic grains, sweets, soft drinks, bread, detergent, and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Jan 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Isabel. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More