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Mercedes Del Carmen
Her name is Mercedes del Carmen E. López. She is 55 years old and married. Mercedes has 2 children: the elder is 30 years old and is self-employed and the younger is 13 years old and in grade 5. Her husband is recently unemployed. Her greatest wish is to make improvements to her home so that her children can live more comfortably. She plans to build a future for her family by increasing her business and continue working so that the business can continue to generate income which will allow her to provide her children with stability for their studies, that they may have a bright future.

She buys and sells pigs. Her business is home-based in Chichigalpa. She started her business on her own as she had to make a better life for her family. Initially, she sold nacatamales (typical food) and did not have many clients and due to high costs the business did not generate enough income. She had to sell her food for a much lower price than it cost her to make it. It became more feasible to sell her product abroad: she has friends who travel abroad and who placed orders for pork with her, and therefore she has decided to focus on this business. The loan she requests is working capital because she needs to invest in the purchase of more pigs.
Su Nombre es Mercedes del Carmen E. López tiene la edad de 55 años, su estado civil es casada, Doña Mercedes tiene 2 hijos sus edades son las siguientes su hijo mayor tiene 30 años de edad y labora por cuenta propia y su hijo menor de 13 años y cursa el 5 grado de primaria, su esposo no labora recientemente, sus deseos mas grande son de realizarle las mejoras pertinente a su vivienda para tener una mejor comodidad para sus hijos y su familia en un futuro, sus propósitos son de aumentar en su negocio y mantenerlo activo para que este le pueda seguir generando ingresos ya que en este momento lo que ocupa su mayor interés es el proporcionarle a sus hijos estabilidad en los estudios para que estos tengan un buen porvenir para el día de mañana.


La actividad económica a la que se dedica es la compra y venta de cerdos, la ubicación de su negocio es en su casa de habitación en chichigalpa, ella inicio su negocio por cuenta propia por lo que tenia que sacar adelante a su familia al inicio no tenia mucha afluencia de clientes antes realizaba la venta de nacatamales pero debido a que todo esta mas caro no le resultaba suficientes ingresos y al venderlos a un precio mucho mas bajo de lo que ella había invertido en su producto no le daba los resultados esperados por lo que le resulta de manera mas factible comercializar el producto a otros países ya que tiene ciertos amigos que viajan al extranjero y le efectúan encargos de carne de cerdo por lo que así decidió quedarse con este negocio, el financiamiento es para capital de trabajo por lo que necesita invertir en la compra de mas cerdos.

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

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 168
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,195,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.7
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mercedes Del Carmen working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 10, 2008
Listed
Dec 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 19, 2009