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Luis Antonio
Luis Antonio is 55 years old and single; he has one son. He is a native of the department of Chinandega, located in the west of the country. He is the owner of a taxi vehicle serving the city of Chinandega. He also has a commercial cargo truck with regular and occasional clients.

Luis Antonio started his business eleven years ago with his own money, savings he had because he had started working at a very early age. He was unable to complete his education because he came from a family with scarce economic resources; now, he is working hard so that his son might be able to make a professional career for himself and be somebody in life.

Luis Antonio is requesting financing to do maintenance on his vehicle as well as to buy new tires.
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Luis Antonio 55 años de edad soltero con hijo, originario del departamento de Chinandega ubicado al occidente del país, es propietario de una unidad de transporte de taxi vende servicios en la ciudad de Chinandega, al igual que cuenta con un camión de acarreo comercial donde tiene clientes fijos y eventuales, el inicia su negocio hace 11 años con dinero propio, el cual ha sido ahorro propio que desde muy temprana edad comenzó a trabajar, el no logro culminar sus estudios debido a que venía de una familia de pocos recursos económicos, el ahora lucha para que su hijo pueda formar un carrera profesional y ser alguien en la vida, él está solicitando financiamiento para dar mantenimientos a sus unidad de transporte al igual para la compra de llantas nuevas.

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
  • 46
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.9
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Luis Antonio to purchase new tires, lubricants, and maintenance for his commercial vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014