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Leslia Clarisa
Leslia Clarisa is 35 years old. She’s a single mother with a son in her care. Leslia’s economic activity is selling general merchandise. She’s been in this business for over 11 years. She is a tenacious woman who enjoys her work. She is a street vendor. She started out on her own initiative and with the necessary help from her family has managed to get ahead. The reason for the loan is for working capital: to buy t-shirts, pants, purses, cosmetics and footwear.
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Leslia Clarisa tiene 35 años. Es madre soletera con un hijo a su cargo. La actividad económica de Leslia es la venta de mercadería en general. Hace más de 11 años que se dedica a este negocio. Es una mujer muy luchadora y que le gusta su trabajo. La ubicación de su negocio es de manera ambulante, por lo que inicio por cuenta propia y con el apoyo necesario de su familia ha logrado salir adelante. El motivo del financiamiento es para capital de trabajo para la compra de camisetas, pantalones, bolsos, cosméticos y calzado.

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
  • 48
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,293,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 22.4
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Leslia Clarisa to buy t-shirts, pants, purses, cosmetics and footwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012