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Ileana Mercedes
Ileana Mercedes is 38 years old and has been operating a general store for more than two years. She has always wanted to be an independent person and also enjoys supporting her three children who are still under her care. Ileana is always looking for ways to improve her income.

This is not her first experience working with loans and she is very happy that they have helped her manage her business well. This loan will be used to buy rice, beans, sugar, oil, and cosmetics. She dreams of converting her store into a distribution center.

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Ileana Mercedes tiene 38 años, su actividad económica es una pulpería. Hace más de 2 años que tiene este negocio, pues siempre le ha gustado ser una persona independiente disfruta también tiene que mantener a sus 3 hijos que todavía están a su cargo, por lo que siempre está buscando la forma de mejorar sus ingresos, no es la primera experiencia que tiene con los financiamientos pero se encuentra muy contenta de administrar bien su negocio. El financiamiento es para la compra de arroz, frijoles, azúcar, aceite y cosméticos. Sueña con volver su pulpería en una distribuidora.

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
  • 69
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,049,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Ileana Mercedes purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011