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Petronila Del Socorro
Petronila del Socorro, 53, lives in the town of La Paz Centro. She is married, has a son who is a university student, and works as a seamstress. She has been in business for 20 years and started it to help her husband cover household expenses. The clothing she makes includes pants, uniforms, shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses, and she works out of a room in her house.

She plans to use the loan to buy sewing materials such as fabric, thread, sewing machine oil, bobbins, and needles. Petronila del Socorro has always been a very hard-working, responsible person with determination to improve her situation. Her greatest desire is to help her son get professional training. Petronila del Socorro is grateful to Kiva lenders for helping people with low incomes in poor counties like Nicaragua to be able to earn a decent living.
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Petronila del Socorro de 53 anos de edad. De la localidad de la Paz Centro. Lugar que. Casada con un hijo que estudia en la universidad. Ella tiene por actividad económica el servicio de taller de costura y venta. Tiene 20 anos de trabajar en dicha actividad. La cual surgió por la necesidad de tener un medio de trabajo para ayudar al esposo con los gastos del hogar. El negocio consiste en elaborar prendas de vestir como pantalones, uniformes, camisas, short, faldas, vestidos. El negocio lo tiene ubicado en s casa de habitación. Con el financiamiento compra materia prima para elaborar sus prendas como: telas, hilos, aceite de maquina, carrete, agujas. Petronila del socorro siempre se ha caracterizado por ser una mujer muy trabajadora, responsable, con ganas de superación personal. Y su mayor sueno y anhelo es poder ayudar a su hijo que se supere profesionalmente. Petronila del Socorro agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

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
  • 90
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,741,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,475 helped Petronila Del Socorro to buy sewing materials such as fabric, thread, sewing machine oil, bobbins and needles.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 25, 2012
Listed
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014