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Melida Lisbet
Melida is 44 years old, and her economic activity is selling dairy products. She has been engaged in this humble activity for more than 5 years. She was inspired to begin by the desire to improve the living conditions of her children, but today they all work and help their mother as they can. Melida also works in a small school for low-income children, but her salary from this job does not give her sufficient income. She is requesting this loan with the goal of buying raw materials and continuing serving her customers. She dreams of continuing to provide a home for her children where they can sleep in peace until the morning.
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Melida Lisbet tiene 44 años, por lo que su actividad económica es la venta de productos lácteos. Hace más de 5 años que se dedica a esta humilde actividad, la inicia la intención de ayudar a mejorar las condiciones de vida de sus hijos, pues actualmente todos trabajan y ayudan a su Madre en lo que pueden, Melida además labora en una pequeña escuela donde asisten los niños de escasos recursos, por lo que el salario no es lo suficiente para generar ingresos necesarios. Ella solicita este financiamiento con el fin de comprar materia prima y seguir con sus clientes. Ella sueña con seguirle proporcionando a sus hijos una casa donde puedan dormir y dejárselas para el día de mañana.

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
  • 76
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Melida Lisbet business capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011