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Oscar De Jesus
53-year-old Oscar de Jesús is from the municipality of El Realejo--a very poor village where the main economic activity is [centered] on livestock. Oscar is married with two children, aged 20 and 16. He works as a laborer.

Oscar is requesting the loan to make improvements to his home, which include plastering and finishing the interior walls of the house. [These are] improvements that he has not been able to carry out due to a lack of capital. Since his salary does not allow him to invest in the previously mentioned improvements, his only way [to accomplish them] is to [request] a loan.

In the photo, Oscar is pointing out the improvements that he would like to make.
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Oscar de Jesús de 53 años de edad del municipio el realejo un pequeño pueblo bastante pobre donde la mayor actividad económica es la ganadería. Oscar está casado con dos hijos de 20 y 16 años de edad. Se desempeña como obrero. Oscar está solicitando el prestamos para realizar mejoras en su casa de habitación las cuales consisten en repello y finos de paredes internas de la casa, mejoras que no las había podido realizar por falta de capital, ya que su salario no le permite invertir en dicho mejorar, y su única manera es de optar por el crédito. En la foto Oscar esta señalando las mejoras que quiere realizar.

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).

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About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,385,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Oscar De Jesus to make improvements to his home, which include plastering and finishing the interior walls of the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014