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Lesbia Del Socorro
Lesbia, 44, is married and has two grown children. She grew up in the "departamento" of Leon in western Nicaragua. In her spare time, she likes to cook for her family. She makes traditional food: gallo pinto, nacatamales and other dishes common to this region. Unfortunately, she had to leave school early because her family didn't have enough money for her to continue. She had to go to work at a young age, instead, to help with family expenses. Thanks to a strong spirit and a drive to get ahead, she was able to start her own pork-sales business. She operates the business from her house and is especially busy on weekends when there's the most demand for her products from customers who buy what she sells to make nacatamales, chicharron, yucca, moronga, carde cerdo, chancho frito, chicharon blanco and other pork-based dishes. She has operated the business for 23 years. That's Lesbia, in the photo, with leaves that she uses to make nacatamales. She will use this loan to stock her business with products that she sell later. Lesbia likes her work very much and says that she is grateful to Kiva investors for their support. Their loans, she says, make it possible for people with few resouces in poor countries like Nicaragua to make a decent living.
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Lesbia de 44 años de edad, casada con hijos mayores de edad, e independiente, originaria del departamento de León, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. En sus ratos libre le gusta cocinar comida típica para su familia como gallo pinto, nacatamales comida propia de la región. Lamentablemente no pudo estudiar por falta de recursos económico lo cual la obligo a trabajar a temprana edad, para ayudar con los gastos del hogar.
Gracias a su espíritu y sus ganas de salir adelante es que tiene por actividad económica destace y venta de la carne elaborada con el cerdo. El negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa de habitación. Actividad que la desempeña los fines de semana cuando existen mayor demanda de dicho productos, productos como nacatamales, chicharrón, yuca, moronga, carde cerdo, chancho frito, chicharon blanco. Tiene 23 años tener el negocio. En la foto se muestra con hojas donde se embuelve el nacatamal. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio en la compra y venta de productos para su posterior comercialización. Actividad que la desempeña con mucho gusto. Lesbia agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva le 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
  • 102
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,738,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Lesbia Del Socorro to raise pigs for her food business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 4, 2013
Listed
Feb 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013