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Silvia Petrona
Silvia Patricia is 45 years old. She is married and has two children. Her business is buying and selling scrap metal. She has 9 years of experience in the business, which consists of buying and selling scrap metals such as: iron, copper, and aluminum, among others. Her business is located in her house, and she also works as a street vendor. The goal of the loan is to invest in the business to improve her earnings. Her dream and goal is to improve the business and her income.
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Silvia Patricia de 45 años de edad, casada con dos hijos menores de edad, tiene por actividad económica la compra y venta de chatarra experiencia de tener el negocio 9 años el cual consiste en la compra y venta de chatarra como: hierro, cobre, aluminio, entre otros. El negocio esta ubicado en su domicilio y de forma ambulante, el objetivo del préstamo es invertir en el negocio para mejorar las ganancias, ya es parte de sus sueños y metas mejorar el negocio y los ingresos.

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
  • 51
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,418,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Silvia Petrona to buy iron, copper, aluminum, and other metals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014