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William Leonicio

Update on William Leonicio

William lives in the El Bálsamo community, outside of Teustepe. He is a farmer and began working the land when he was 15 years old, when his father used to take him to the fields. He tells us that his father used to say to him "The land is what produces the food for your daily bread." William doesn't forget his fathers advice and works full-time planting crops. It is expensive and difficult for him to sell his crop outside of his community so the majority of his clients come to his farm to buy from William. He hopes to expand his agricultural production and to raise pigs to sell. William needs financing to buy fertilizers and to pay for the labor necessary to plant beans.
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William , habita en la comunidad El Bálsamo en las afueras de Teustepe, es agricultor, e comenzó a trabajar la tierra a los 15 años de edad cuando su papa lo llevaba al campo. Él nos cuenta que su papa le solía decir : ¨La tierra es quien producirá tus alimentos para tu sustento diario¨. Él olvida los consejos de su padre , se dedicó tiempo completo a trabajar sembrando. Se le hace muy difícil y costoso salir a vender toda su cosecha fuera de su comunidad la mayoría de sus clientes llegan hasta su finca a comprarle. Él tiene como expectativa ampliar su producción agrícola, criar cerdos para vender. El esta requiriendo financiamiento para comprar abonos, fertilizantes y pagar mano de obra para sembrar frijol.

Previous Loan Details

William’s the father of five children. He lives in Teustepe, Boaco Municipality. He’s a farmer by occupation; he grows corn and beans. He didn’t finish elementary school because he went to work but his children did manage to complete elementary school. He started working with his father hel... More from William Leonicio's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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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
  • 89
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,032,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped William Leonicio to buy fertilizers and to pay for labor necessary to plant beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013