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Yelba Liliam
Yelba Lilliam is 39 years old, she is a single mother and she has two grown children. She sells bananas in the Oriental market. She uses her home as a warehouse. She has had this business for the past six years although at first she started out with a family inheritance. It was originally her father's business. When he passed away it was her mother that was left in charge. It should be noted that her siblings also tend to the same type of business. The biggest challenge she faces is when the banana harvests are poor, driving the prices up. She wishes to use this loan as a deposit to purchase more inventory so to improve her sales and her profits. Her dream to purchase larger quantities of product, to lower transportation costs, and improve her profits.
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La señora Yelba Lilliam tiene 39 años, es madre soltera y tiene dos hijos ya mayores de edad. La señora se dedica a la venta de banano en el mercado oriental, utiliza como bodega su casa de habitación, este negocio lo tiene desde hace seis años, aunque principalmente inicio como una herencia familiar, ya que en principio quien lo tenía era su papa. Al fallecer fue su mama la que quedo a cargo. Cabe señalarse sus hermanos también se dedican a este negocio. El problema principal que enfrenta la señora es cuando escasea el banano, lo que hace que el precio se incremente. Ella desea utilizar este préstamo con el propósito de comprar más inventario y de esta manera vender más y ganar más. Su sueño es realizar la compra de una unidad de acarreo un camión para bajar los costos de transporte del negocio y obtener más rentabilidad.

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
  • 50
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,418,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.6
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Yelba Liliam working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2011