Luz Del Transito
Update on Luz Del TransitoLuz del Transito is 39 years old, married, and has two children (ages 19 and 8) who are studying. She lives in the Department of Chinandega, which is located in the western part of the country. Her business involves selling new clothes and cosmetics. She has eight years of experience. Luz del Transito is a hardworking and responsible woman who desires to achieve personal growth. Her job involves working about 10 hours a day as a street vendor. She has established customers to whom she offers her merchandise. Luz del Transito offers her merchandise on credit and collects payment every 15 days.
Her business emerged out of necessity because she had to have income for her family and to help with the many household expenses. At the moment, her business is profitable and she has seen improvements in her earnings and her income. The goal of this loan is to invest the money as operating capital for purchasing new clothes such as trousers, skirts, blouses, undergarments, and T-shirts.
Luz del Transito has dreams and goals, such as seeing her children become professionals. She is grateful for the assistance Kiva lenders are providing to people who have limited resources and are from poor countries, such as Nicaragua. This enables them to have a decent life.
Previous Loan DetailsLuz del Transito sells clothes. She is an enterprising and determined woman who has two young children in her care. This business provides a needed source of income to support her family. Luz must wake up early every day in order to arrange the merchandise that she will offer to different… More from Luz Del Transito's previous loan »
Fundación Leon 2000This 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.
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