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Maria Luisa
Maria Luisa is single and from the municipality of Chinandega in the west of the country. This area has very much commerce and tourism and beautiful spots, like its lovely beaches.

Maria Luisa is characterized as a responsible and hard-working woman who is not afraid of hard work. She earns her living buying and selling various merchandise, for example lingerie, cosmetics, shoes, knick-knacks, gold jewelry, and more items ordered by her customers.

She makes her purchases in other municipalities paying in cash and then distributes her merchandise to traders of different municipalities of the country, mainly in the west, where she has regular and temporary customers. She has had this business for many years already and started it as a means to make a living. One of her dreams is to be able to increase her business and by this to get ahead, and also to buy her own house.

The objective of her loan is to obtain working capital for the purchase of merchandise, such as shoes, different styles of clothing, cosmetics, and more, as the demand has risen because Christmas is near.
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Maria Luisa,soltera originaria del municipio de chinandega ubicado en el occidente del país, donde predomina el comercio, turismo, sus hermosas playas entre otras mas bellezas, se caracteriza por ser una mujer responsable, trabajadora que no le teme al trabajo, se dedica a la compra venta de mercadería en general como: ropa interior, cosméticos, zapatos, chineria, prendas de oro, y otros por encargos, ella realiza sus compras en otros municipios, los cuales son al contado, ella distribuye su mercadería a comerciantes de distintos municipios del país principalmente de occidente, los cuales tiene clientes fijos y eventuales, este negocio ya son varios años de tenerlo, el cual lo inicia como un medio de subsistencia para salir adelante, uno de sus sueños es poder incrementar mas su negocio y así lograr salir adelante, al igual que poder comprar su propia casa. el objetivo de este crédito es para capital de trabajo, en la compra de mercadería como: zapatos, diferentes estilo de ropa, cosméticos, entre otros por lo que su demanda creció mas y por la proximidad de las fechas navideñas.-

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
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maria Luisa to get working capital to invest in her business and to stock general merchandise, like different styles of clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014