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Ileana is 34, married, and the mother of three children. She is a young inhabitant of the Chinandega department, located in the west of the country. Ileana is a hardworker and a fighter in life to get her kids ahead and give them a better future. She wants to give them the opportunities that she unfortunately did not have because of a lack of economic resources. She also would like to support her husband in paying for the household expenses.

Although would have liked to study for a professional career, her job is selling general merchandise such as jewelry, school supplies, decorations, and clothing for adults, young adults, and children. She decided to begin this business five years ago. Now, she is requesting a loan because she needs to invest more in her business and be able to meet the demand of her customers. She plans on purchasing merchandise including children’s clothing, shoes, and cosmetics.
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Ileana de 34 años, casada, madre de tres hijos, es una joven mujer residente del departamento de Chinandega, ubicado en el occidente del país,Ileana es una mujer trabajadora, luchadora en la vida para sacar a sus hijos adelante y darle un futuro mejor, y brindarles las oportunidades que lamentablemente ella no tuvo por falta de recursos económicos, ella también quería apoyar en los gastos del hogar a su esposo. Pero le hubiera gustado mucho estudiar una carrera profesional, se dedica a la venta de mercadería en general como ropa de adultos juvenil y para niños, joyería, útiles escolares, adornos, entre otros. Decidió comenzar con este negocio desde hace cinco años, En esta ocasión solicita el crédito porque necesita invertir más en su negocio y poder cubrir con la demanda de sus clientes, planea comprar ropa juvenil, zapatos y cosméticos.

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
  • 70
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,754,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Ileana purchase jewelry, school supplies, clothing, decorations for the home, and other merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014