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Brenda Johanna
Brenda is 50 years old and a single mother to adult children. She comes from the central area of the region. She is known for being responsible, hardworking and having a desire for self improvement. In her free time she likes to enjoy the company of her family and make them dishes such as 'indio viejo'. From a very young age she saw the need to work to help out with the household costs, and day after day she strives to maintain an income to live off.

Thanks to Brenda's efforts and her desire to get ahead, she has set up a grocery store in her home which generates an income for her. It is a small store selling food and items such as rice, beans, milk, bread, eggs, matches, juice, and detergent. She spends 12 hours every day selling items so that in the not too distant future she can have a better income.

Brenda is grateful for the help of Kiva lenders who offer people with scarce resources in poor countries like Nicaragua the opportunity to earn a decent living.
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Brenda de 50 años de edad, madre soltera con hijos mayores de edad, es originaria de la zona central de la región. Se caracteriza por ser responsable, trabajadora, con ganas de superación personal, en sus ratos libre le gusta disfrutar de la compañia de su familia. Le prepara platos típicos como “indio viejo” desde muy joven se vio en la necesidad de trabajar desde temprana edad para ayudar con los gastos del hogar. Y lucha día día mantener un ingreso para sobrevivir en la vida.
Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante tiene por actividad económica una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación, es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles como arroz, frijoles, azúcar, leche, pan, huevos, fósforos, jugos, detergente. Ella dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diarias ofreciendo sus productos para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Brenda 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
  • 61
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Brenda Johanna to invest in working capital and stock up her grocery store with the purchase and resale of food and items such as rice, beans, milk, bread, eggs, matches, juice and detergent.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2013
Dec 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014