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Ofelia Del Socorro
Ofelia del Socorro is a 48-year-old single mother who has one adult son. She is from Managua, which is located in the central area of the country. She is a very hardworking and responsible woman and is motivated to better herself. Regrettably, due to lack of financial resources, she was unable to pursue a college degree, and she was obligated to work from a young age in order to help with her family's household expenses.

Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her motivation to get ahead, she started a business selling shoes of all kinds for children and adults - leather shoes, tennis shoes, and shoes for other sports. She sells her goods in one of the local markets, and she has been doing this for 20 years. She enjoys the business very much, since it has been her way of life. She works some 12 hours each day.

Ofelia is seeking this loan so that she can stock her business with various types of footwear. She wishes to thank the Kiva lenders for the support that they provide to people with scarce resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua. This enables these individuals to have work that is dignified.
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Ofelia del Socorro de 48 años de edad, madre soltera con un hijo de mayor de edad. Originaria del Managua, lugar que está ubicado en la zona central del país.Ofelia se caracteriza por ser una mujer trabajadora, responsable, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos, no pudo cursar una carrera, y se vio obligada a trabajar desde temprana edad, para ayudar con los gastos del hogar.
Gracia a su espíritu de emprendedor y sus ganas de salir adelante tiene por actividad económica la venta de zapatos variados, de niños de adultos, de cuero, deportivos, tenis. Actividad que la desempeña en unos de los mercados de la localidad; desde hace 20 años que se dedica a dicho negocio. Actividad que disfruta mucho, ya que ha sido su forma de vida. La rutina de trabajo de Ofelia es trabajar unas 12 horas diarias.
El objetivo del crédito en invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio en la compra de zapatos variados. Ofelia 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
  • 91
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,013,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Ofelia Del Socorro to purchase various styles of shoes, such as leather shoes, sandals and shoes for tennis and other sports.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Mar 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014