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Mrs. Marianela M. H. is 29 years old and married. She has a four-month old son, and her husband works as an agent for ENACAL, selling irrigation and sewer systems. Marianela has a small store where she sells children's clothes and shoes, and cosmetics. Her husband suggested creating the business as a means of earning extra income and improving their standard of living. Marianela's store is located in her home, and she has managed it for eight years. Now that she has a child, Marianela would like to invest more capital into her business, so that she can buy a house of her own. Marianela's dream is to visit her childhood nanny in the U.S.
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La señora Marianela M. H., tiene 29 años de edad, es casada, tiene un hijo de cuatro meses de nacido, su esposo trabaja como gestor de cobro en la empresa de acueductos y alcantarillados ENACAL, la actividad economica de la señora es una pequeña tienda de ropa para niños, cosmeticos y calzado para niños, actividad que tiene ocho años de desarrollar, la cual esta ubicada en su casa de habitacion, teniendo como proposito invertir mas capital a su negocio, su deseo ahora que tiene un hijo, es poder adquirir una casa propia, su sueño es poder visitar a su ama en los estados unidos, dicho negocio da inicio como una idea de su esposo en poder obtener otros ingresos y mejorar sus condiciones de vida

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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
  • 61
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marianela working Capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010