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Sandra Isabel
Sandra Isabel, 45 years old, is a single mother of four children. She is a native of Malpaisillo, which is located in the western part of the country. Sandra is known as being a hardworking, responsible woman, who has had to work since she was very young due to the lack of financial resources. Consequently, she fights every day to provide a better future for her children.

Thanks to her desire to improve and get ahead she has had a business selling basic grains (rice, beans), sugar, cooking oil, cereals, soap, detergent and chlorine bleach for eight years. Her work routine spans some 10 hours a day at a specific place in the community.

The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business by purchasing basic gains so that, in the not too distant future, she will be able to earn a better income. Sandra is grateful for the help that Kiva investors provide to people with scarce resources and to poor countries, such as Nicaragua, so that they will have a way to obtain decent work.
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Sandra Isabel de 45 años de edad, madre soltera de 4 hijos. Originaria de Malpaisillo, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país, Sandra se caracteriza por ser una mujer, trabajadora, responsable; la cual ha tenido que trabajar desde muy temprana edad por falta de recursos económicos ; Por lo tanto lucha día a día para brindarle un futuro mejor a sus hijos.
Gracias a su espíritu de superación y sus ganas de salir adelante es que tiene por actividad económica la venta de granos básicos,(arroz, frijoles, azúcar, aceite, cereales jabón, detergente, cloro) desde hace 8 anos. La rutina de trabajo de esta mujer es de unas 10 horas diarias en un lugar específico de la localidad. El objetivo del crédito en invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio con la compra de granos básicos para que en un futuro no muy lejano poder obtener mejores ingresos. Sandra 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
  • 53
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,297,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Sandra Isabel to purchase basic grains, such as rice and beans, sugar, cooking oil, cereals, soap, detergent, chlorine detergent.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015