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Epifania Mercedes
Epifana is 54 years old. She is a single mother. Her business is a convenience store. She has had this way of life for 11 years, since it always provides what she needs. Epifania began with her own efforts, selling only candies, sodas, bread, basic grains, among other necessary products. She is asking for this financing for working capital, with which she will be able to buy necessary materials for her customers.
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La señora Epifana tiene 54 años. Ella es madre soltera. La actividad economía de ella es una pulpería. Ella tiene 11 años de tener este medio de vida ya que siempre está al pendiente de lo que necesita. Epifania comenzó con esfuerzo propio vendiendo solamente golosinas, refrescos, pan, granos básicos entre otros productos que son necesearios. Ella solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo y así comprar materia necesaria para sus clientes.

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
  • $25,075,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Epifania Mercedes money for work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Feb 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011