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Sonia Del Carmen

Update on Sonia Del Carmen

Doña Sonia Del Carmen makes her living with her business, which is selling cosmetics. She has run this business for more than 5 years, and it's been doing well enough that she in a favorable position and gaining new customers. Some of her customers now pay for their products up front. Doña Sonia Del Carmen needs to find ways to pay for her household bills and to repay the loan. The purpose of this loan is to purchase lipstick, powders, eye shadows, foundation, nail polish and shampoo, among other items.
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Doña Sonia Del Carmen se dedica a su actividad como es la venta de cosméticos. Tiene más de 5 años con este negocio tan decente que realiza pues le resulta mucho más favorable realizarlo de esta forma obtiene clientes nuevos y algunos le pagana sus productos en el momento. Ella tiene que encontrar las formas de pagar las cuentas de su hogar y pagar la cuota del crédito. El motivo del financiamiento es para la compra de lápiz labial, polvos, sombras, base, pintura de uñas, shampoo entre otros.

Previous Loan Details

Sonia Del Carmen is 50 years old. Her business is selling cosmetics. She has been in this business for more 4 years. She started her business as a way of making income for her household. She has 2 grown-up children in her care. Sonia currently has regular customers amongst her friends in t... More from Sonia Del Carmen's previous loan »

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,101,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sonia Del Carmen to purchase lipstick, powders, eye shadows, foundation, nail polish and shampoo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012