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Lilliam Esmeralda
Lilliam Esmeralda has a convenience store; she has been running this business for three years and with a lot of effort was able to make it into an activity that allows her to earn a living. She started off with just a few products based on the orders from the initial clients, but, as time went by, she was able to gain the necessary experience that allowed her to grow her business. She is seeking a loan in order to purchase staple grains, sweets, bread, detergent, and soft drinks among other items. Her dream is to have a store with a good selection of products.
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Lilliam Esmeralda se dedica a una pulpería, tiene 3 años en este negocio pues con mucho empeño y dedicación ha logrado obtener este medio de vida. Inicio con pocos productos ya que ciertos clientes le realizan diferentes pedidos, pero con el paso del tiempo obtuvo la experiencia necesaria para seguir creciendo con su negocio. El motivo del financiamiento es para la compra de granos básicos, detergentes, golosinas, pan, refrescos entre otros. Ella sueña con mantener su negocio bien surtido.

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
  • 62
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $25,729,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Lilliam Esmeralda to purchase convenience store inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013