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Lesbia Del Carmen
Lesbia Del Carmen is 34 years old and has two children. She sells salt for the garden and firewood and is happy to be able to make a living this way. Her husband helps her with this work--he has a truck to deliver the goods to different parts of the country. With more financing, Lesbia and her husband hope to buy more salt so they can generate more income and thereby improve their home and make more space for their children. Keeping up this business is essential to them, since it is the only way they have to maintain their home.
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Lesbia Del Carmen tiene 34 años, tiene dos hijos menores de edad, actualmente se dedica a la compra venta de sal por quintal, también se dedica a la venta de leña pues se siente muy contenta de buscar el medio de vida. Ella realiza este negocio con apoyo de su esposo, el que la distribuye en un camión en otros departamentos del país. Pues es con este nuevo financiamiento pretende comprar mayor cantidad de sal, lo cual le generaría mayores ganancias y con esto seguir mejorando las condiciones de su hogar y darles mayor comodidad a sus hijos. Mantener este negocio es muy importante para ella, pues es la única fuente de empleo para mantener el hogar.

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
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Lesbia Del Carmen to buy supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2010
Aug 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011