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Paulita Isidra
Paulita Isidra is 67 years old. She is a single mother with 5 children who are grown up and independent. She is from the Chinandega region, which is in the west of the country. Paulita operates a grocery store, located in her home. She sells everyday items in small quantities, including coffee sachets, sachets of shampoo, individual cigarettes, cooking oil, bread, milk, carbonated drinks, juices, detergents, soap and chicken.

She has been carrying out this activity for the last 30 years. She started the business due to personal necessity, as a way to have work in order to be able to contribute to the household bills. She is requesting this loan to invest in working capital and to stock her grocery store so as to provide a better service to her customers. Paulita has worked with Fundación León 2000 before and has demonstrated her responsible nature in making the correct payments on time. Paulita is grateful for the help given by the Kiva investors to people with scarce resources and in poor countries, such as Nicaragua, which helps create jobs.
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Paulita Isidra de 67 años, madre soltera con 5 hijos mayores de edad e independiente. Originaria del departamento de Chinandega, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. Paulita tiene por actividad económica una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación la cual consisten en vender productos de consumo diario y en cantidades pequeñas como: sobres de café, sobres de shampoo, cigarros por unidad. Aceite, pan, leche, gaseosas, jugos, detergentes, jabón, pollo. Esta actividad la desempeña desde hace 30 ano. Actividad que surgió por la necesidad de tener un medio de trabajo para ayudar con los gastos del hogar. El financiamiento lo necesita para invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su pulpería para brindar un mejor servicio a sus clientes. Paulita ya ha trabajado con fundación León 2000 y ha demostrado su responsabilidad de pago en tiempo y forma. Paulita agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener fuentes de trabajo.

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
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Paulita Isidra to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store with everyday items, such as coffee sachets, shampoo, cooking oil etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013