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Leonidas Lucas
Leónidas is 50 years old, single, and has two young children who he is responsible for. He is originally from Realejo, in the west of the country.

Leónidas makes a living renting out pool tables and building canoes for artesanal fishing. His business is located in his home. He has been doing this job for the past four years. It involves providing pool table games for tournaments between players, and building fishing canoes.

Leónidas has already taken out a loan with Fundación León 2000, and has shown he is reponsible by paying properly and on time. He needs finance to invest in working capital, maintain the pool tables and buy materials to build the canoes. These materials include wood, tar, nails, glue, and anticorrosive paint.

Leónidas is grateful for the help given by Kiva investors to people of limited means and poor countries such as Nicaragua to allow them work in a dignified manner.
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Leónidas de 50 años de edad, soltero con dos hijos menores bajo su responsabilidad. Él es originario del Realejo, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. Leónidas tiene por actividad económica el servicio de juego se billares y elaboración de pangas para la pesca artesanal, el negocio está ubicado en su casa de habitación desde hace 4 años que está desempeñando dicha actividad. La cual consiste en prestar servicios para juegos de billares como torneos entre jugadores. Y elaborar pangas de pesca, Leónidas ya ha tenido crédito con fundación león 2000 y ha demostrado su responsabilidad de pago en tiempo y forma. El financiamiento lo necesita para invertir en capital de trabajo y darles mantenimiento a la mesas de billares y compra material para elaborar las pangas. Materiales como madera, alquitrán, clavos, pega, pintura anticorrosiva. Leónidas 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

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,035,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Leonidas Lucas to invest in capital and buy materials such as wood, tar, nails, glue, and anticorrosive paint to build canoes, and to maintain pool tables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 15, 2012
Listed
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013