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Lesbia Mercedes
Lesbia Mercedes R. Carrión is 45 years old and a married woman. She has one child left at home. Her business is buying and selling new clothing. She has been doing this for more than ten years.

She is a very hardworking woman and she has been working since she was very young. It was her mother that taught her the business and is very thankful that the only way of life she knows is working hard for her modest income. In spite of facing challenges like keeping her business running in these difficult times she continues to work.

She needs the loan in order to buy shirts, pants, and vests.

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Lesbia Mercedes R. Carrión tiene 45 años. Es una mujer casada. Ella tiene 1 hijo a su cargo. Su actividad económica es la compra y venta de ropa nueva. Hace más de 10 años que se dedica a este negocio. Ella es una mujer muy trabajadora, ya que desde muy joven ha trabajado. Y fue su Mama quien le enseño esta actividad económica y agradece mucho porque fue el único medio de vida que encontró para obtener ingresos humildemente. A pesar de enfrentar desafíos como mantener el negocio en estos días tan difíciles. El motivo del financiamiento es para capital de trabajo para la compra de camisas, pantalones, vestidos.

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
  • 92
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,770,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Lesbia Mercedes buying shirts, pants, and vests.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2009
Aug 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2010