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Mayra Sebastiana
Mayra Sebastiana is 45 years old. She is married and lives in the city of Masaya, locate din the southern part of Leon. She is described as being a hardworking, responsible woman who has shown with previous loans that she pays them off responsibly. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources, she was unable to go to college and had to work from a very young age to help pay the household expenses.

Thanks to her spirit and her desire to get ahead, her economic activity is raising and selling pigs to area merchants. They use the meat to make traditional dishes from the region. The reason for the loan is to invest in working capital to buy a lot of pigs to raise and sell, since they are at a good price. Mayra Sebastiana is grateful to the Kiva investors for offering help to low income people in poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have dignified work.
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Mayra Sebastiana de 45 años de edad, casada, viví en la ciudad de Masaya, lugar que está ubicado en la zona sur de león. Ella se caracteriza por ser una mujer trabajadora, responsables, lo cual lo ha demostrado en los créditos anteriores en cuanto a la responsabilidad de sus pagos en tiempo y forma. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria, ya que desde muy joven tuvo que trabajar para ayudar con los gastos del hogar.
Gracias a su espíritu y sus ganas de salir adelante tiene por actividad económica la crianza y venta de cerdos a los comerciantes de la localidad. La cual lo utiliza para elaborar comidas típicas de la región. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y comprar un lote de cerdos para la crianza y venta, ya que se lo están dando a buen precio. Mayra Sebastiana agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua. Para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

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
  • 79
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,787,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Mayra Sebastiana to stock her pig raising and selling business to make traditional dishes from the region.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014