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Levis Guillermo
Levis Guillermo, 40, is married and has two minor children, ages 11 and 9. He is from Managua which is in the central part of the country. Levis stands out because of his kindness, responsibility and determination to improve his personal situation. Unfortunately, he was unable to get a college degree but he would like to have studied systems engineering.

Thanks to his spirit of self improvement, he has been selling CD's for 20 years at one of the best markets in town. He sells a wide variety of music and film CD's. His work routine is spending 12 hours a day offering his products, which he enjoys very much since it is his main source of income for the family.

The loan will be used as working capital to buy and sell CD's in an effort to increase his future income. Levis Guillermo is grateful to Kiva lenders who help people with low incomes in poor countries such as Nicaragua to earn a decent living.
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Levis Guillermo de 40 años de edad, casado con dos hijos menores de edad de 11,9 años de edad, originaria de Managua lugar que está ubicado en la zona central del país. Levis es una persona que se destaca por su amabilidad, responsabilidad, y sus ganas de superación personal; lamentablemente no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria pero le hubiera gustado estudiar ingeniería en sistema.

Gracias a su espíritu de superación personal, tiene por actividad económica la venta de CD, desde hace 20 años, y está ubicado en unos de los mercados de la localidad. El negocio consiste en vender CD grabado con música, y películas en una gran variedad. La rutina de trabajo de Levis es de unas 12 horas diarias ofreciendo sus productos, actividad que la disfruta mucho, porque es la forma que tiene para la subsistencia de sus hijos. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en capital de trabajo y surtir su negocio en la compra y venta de CD, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Levis Guillermo 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
  • 95
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,742,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Levis Guillermo to buy music and film CD's.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 11, 2013
Listed
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014