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Jessenia Del Carmen
Jessenia Del Carmen is 25 years old. She is a single mother and has one child in her care. Her goal is to continue maintaining her customers since her business provides income that she needs. Jessenia's business is selling general merchandise such as clothes, cosmetics and footwear. She works as an itinerant street vendor and has been in her business for 5 years. She started out in her business as she was looking for work that would make income for her family. She decided to start selling merchandise. In the beginning, things weren't so difficult as she has always enjoyed working. She showed her friends the products that she had for sale and started taking loans so that she could invest more money in purchasing merchandise. Jessenia has always worked with Fundación Leon 2000 and decided to continue relying on their support. This loan will provide Jessenia with working capital that she will spend on underwear, perfume, dresses, bags, footwear, creams and other products as the summer season is approaching.
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Jessenia Del Carmen tiene 25 años y es madre soltera con un hijo a su cargo. Sus propósitos son de seguir manteniendo su clientela ya que es la fuente de ingresos necesarios con la que cuentan. La actividad económica a la que se dedica es la venta de mercadería en general como ropa, cosméticos y calzado, la ubicación de su negocio es de manera ambulante, el tiempo que tiene su negocio es de 5 años, inicia este negocio en busca de trabajo que le generara ingresos para su familia por lo que decidió dedicarse a la venta de mercadería, al comienzo no le fue tan difícil ya que siempre le ha gustado trabajar y así recurre a todas sus amistades para mostrarles los productos de venta además empezó a realizar los financiamientos con el fin de invertir más en su mercadería por lo que siempre ha trabajado con Fundación y decidió quedarse con este apoyo. El financiamiento es para capital de trabajo destinado para ropa interior, perfumes, vestidos, bolsos, calzados, cremas entre otros productos debido a la temporada que se acerca.

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
  • 71
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.1
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Jessenia Del Carmen to buy underwear, perfume, dresses, bags, footwear, creams and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 20, 2012