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Miriam Del Carmen
Miriam Del Carmen is 46 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and their two children. Doña Miriam has a small business that consists of a store where she offers basic necessities such as drinks, rice, beans, sugar, candy, detergent, soap, and other products. She spends a great deal of time working and thanks to her charismatic personality and determination in her work, she has been able to establish herself in the area and attract more customers each day. Miriam is well-known and respected by her neighbors because she always concerns herself with providing the best possible service for her customers.

Her dream is to expand her store by stocking it with a variety of products. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to invest in candy, drinks, rice, sugar, beans, soap, detergent, toilet paper, and other products that are popular with her customers.

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Miriam Del Carmen de 46 años, habita en casa propia con su esposo y sus dos hijos. Doña Miriam posee un pequeño negocio el cual consiste en una pulpería en la que ofrece productos de primera necesidad como bebidas, arroz, frijoles, azúcar, golosinas, detergente, jabón, etc. Tiene mucho tiempo de trabajar y gracias a su carisma y dedicación en el trabajo ha logrado posicionarse en la zona y cada día su clientela aumenta más. Es muy conocida y respetada por sus vecinos ya que ella siempre se preocupa por brindar el mejor servicio posible a sus clientes. Su sueño es ampliar su pulpería surtiéndola con variedad de productos. Por esta razón solicita este crédito y así invertir en golosinas, bebidas, arroz, azúcar, frijoles, jabón, detergente, papel higiénico, entre otros artículos atractivos para los clientes.

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
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Miriam Del Carmen to purchase a variety of merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2011
May 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012