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Dilena Del Socorro
Dilena del Socorro is 43 years old, a single mother, who has two children aged twelve and eight. She comes from Managua, in the West of the country. She likes to cook and share with her children a local delicacy, named 'güirilas', which are a type of sweetcorn pancake. Due to her lack of financial resources, she was not able to go to university, but she would have liked to study nutrition. Thanks to her enterprising spirit and her desire to get ahead in life, she has her own business: a taxi service. She drives people around the city some twelve hours per day. She is happy to have this business, as this is what feeds her and her children. She needs the loan to perform maintenance on her taxi by greasing some parts as well as changing what needs to be changed: the tyres, the brakes, and the valve. Her aim is to improve her income in the near future. Dilena thanks Kiva lenders for the help they bring impoverished people in poor countries such as Nicaragua, enabling them to have an honest job.
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Dilena del Socorro de 43 años de edad, madre soltera con dos hijos menores de edad de 12, 8 años. Originaria del Managua, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país. En algunas ocasiones le gusta compartir y cocinar con sus hijos las “güirilas” que es un plato típico de la ciudad; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria, pero le hubiera gustado mucho estudiar la carrera de ciencia de los alimentos.
Gracias a su espíritu de emprendedor y sus ganas de salir adelante, tiene por actividad económica el servicio de taxi privado y cliente en general, actividad que la desempeña de forma ambulante, y dedica unas 12 horas diarias a brindar el servicio. Actividad que la desempeña con mucho gusto, ya que ha sido su forma de vida y la de sus hijos. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y darle mantenimiento a su unidad de taxi como llantas nuevas, engrasadas, cambios de frenos, válvulas. Para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Dilena agradece a los inversionistas kiva la ayuda que les bridan 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
  • 134
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,558,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Dilena Del Socorro to perform maintenance on her taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 26, 2013
Listed
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013