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Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina is 64. She is a street vendor, and sells general merchandise. She has several steady customers, as well as casual ones, to whom she sells her products.

Maria Cristina already has several years experience, and for that reason her clients seek her out in order to buy her goods. This entrepreneur is applying for a loan to buy merchandise such as pants, shirts, blouses, shorts, a variety of cosmetics, and other goods.
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Maria Cristina tiene 64 años de edad, la actividad a la que se dedica es a la venta de mercadería en general está actividad la realiza de forma ambulante en el cual ya tiene varios clientes fijos y eventuales a quienes le ofrece su producto. Maria Cristina, ya tiene varios años de experiencia por esa razón sus clientes la buscan para comprar su producto. Esta emprendedora está solicitando financiamiento para comprar mercadería como pantalones, camisa, blusa, short, variedad de cosméticos, entre otros 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
  • 54
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,296,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maria Cristina to buy pants, shirts, blouses, shorts, a variety of cosmetics, and other goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013