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Lidia Mercedes
Lidia Mercedes is 33 and has sold general merchandise for a living for 12 years as a way to support her family since she is a single mother of 4 young children. She is a spirited woman who enjoys her work and enjoys interacting with her customers. She got into this business because of a friend. She saw how her friend earned some income for her home. The loan is to purchase raw materials like clothing, towels, bedspreads, shoes, and cosmetics.
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Lidia Mercedes tiene 33 años, su actividad es la venta de mercadería en general. Hace más de 12 años que busca la forma de mantener a su familia ya que es madre soltera y tiene 4 hijos menores de edad a su cargo. Es una mujer muy luchadora y que disfruta de su actividad y así disfruta de interactuar con sus clientes, fue por una amiga que inicio este medio de vida pues al ver que proporcionaba ciertas ganancias a su hogar. El destino del crédito es para la compra de materia prima como ropa en general, toallas, sabanas, calzado y cosméticos.

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
  • 42
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Lidia Mercedes working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011