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Lesbia Yamileth
Lesbia is a native of a tourist area in the city of San Rafael del Sur, where the majority of the residents make a living in artisanal fishing. She has sold shellfish for 15 years and it has been her source of work, giving her the dignity to help with the household expenses. It's important to mention that her husband is a fisherman and also sells fish on order to some restaurants in Managua.

Her business has grown and she needs more working capital to satisfy customer demand. She sells door-to-door on foot. However, she also has shellfish for sale at her house, where she stores them in a freezer.

She was a housewife when she found out about the opportunity to sell shellfish, before she got her business. She devotes herself to attending to her business on her own. She's married and has five school-age children.
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Doña Lesbia es originaria de una zona turística de la ciudad de san Rafael del sur, donde la mayor parte de sus habitantes se dedican a la pesca artesanal, tiene quince años de vender mariscos y ha sido su fuente de trabajo con la que colabora dignamente en los gastos de su hogar.

Es importante mencionar que su esposo es pescador y a la vez vende pescado por encargos en algunos restaurantes de Managua.

Su negocio ha crecido y necesita mayor capital de trabajo para satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes.

Su forma de venta es ambulante de casa en casa, sin embargo en su casa de habitación tiene mariscos a la venta donde los almacene en un congelador.

Antes de tener su negocio era ama de casa, al descubrir la oportunidad de comercializar mariscos se dedica en atender su negocio personal.

Su estado civil es acompañada y tiene cinco hijos todos es edad escolar.

Additional Information


This loan is administered by Centro de Promocion del Desarrollo Local (CEPRODEL), one of Kiva’s larger partners in Central America. Founded in 1991 and based in Managua, Nicaragua, CEPRODEL specializes in the development and funding of housing cooperatives for traditionally marginalized communities, the provision of microfinance services to small businesses, and the promotion of innovative renewable energy projects. In addition, unlike many microfinance institutions in the area that have chosen to avoid the rural areas of the country due to the increased financial risk, CEPRODEL provides financial services to numerous clients in the agriculture and livestock industry. Supporting a borrower through CEPRODEL means contributing to the promotion and sustainability of this important work in Nicaragua.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,413,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Lesbia Yamileth to buy lobster, shrimp, and fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014