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Tomasa Del Carmen
Tomasa del Carmen is 53 years old and has been a client of the Foundation for a long time. She sells general merchandise and has been dedicated to this business for more than 17 years. With great effort she has managed to maintain her business. This is her only source of income, so she goes out every day to demonstrate each of her products. She is requesting this loan to purchase products like lipstick, foundation, perfume and other products that are important to growing her clientele. Her greatest dream is to move forward with her business and remain active.
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Tomasa del Carmen tiene 53 años de edad. Ella tiene mucho tiempo de ser cliente de Fundación. Su actividad económica es la venta de mercadería en general. Hace más de 17 años que se dedica a este negocio por lo que con mucho esfuerzo ha logrado mantener. Este es su mayor fuente de ingresos por lo que sale, todos los días para mostrar cada uno de sus productos. ella solicita este financiamiento para la compra de materia prima como es pinturas de labios, bases, cremas perfumes y colonias pues son muy importantes para aumentar su clientela. Su mayor sueño es salir adelante con su negocio y mantenerlo activo.

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
  • 56
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,729,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Tomasa Del Carmen operating capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2010