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Zoila Carmensa
Zoila Carmensa is 75 years old and runs a small shop. She has experience with micro loans and her business has benefited from them. Zoila is a very responsible and self sacrificing mother. She runs her store from inside of her own home, and the income helps to cover some of the basic costs for her family. The loan will be used to purchase pants, blouses, skirts, dresses and cosmetics which she needs in her shop, and which her customers request. Zoila is a humble person with a big heart. Hardworking and enterprising, she watches out for the well being of her family.
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Zoila Carmensa tiene 75 años, su actividad es la venta de mercadería en general. Zoila ya tiene experiencia con créditos pues ha sido muy satisfactorio para su negocio. Ella es una madre muy abnegada y responsable la ubicación de su negocio es en su misma casa de habitación, decidida a ayudar a su familia, poniendo su pequeño negocio el cual es de gran ayuda para poder cubrir algunas de sus necesidades. El préstamo ha sido solicitado para invertir en pantalones, camisas, faldas, vestidos y cosméticos que se necesitan en la tienda y lo que sus clientes le solicitan es una persona humilde pero de gran corazón, emprendedora y trabajadora, que vela por el bienestar de su familia.

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
  • 93
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,768,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Zoila Carmensa to invest in her small shop which she runs from her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011