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Sonia Del Socorro

Update on Sonia Del Socorro

Sonia del Socorro, 61, is a single mother of six children, all independent adults now. Sonia is from the town of Corinto, a place located in the northern part of the country. Corinto is noted for being a fishing zone with ports; its main economic activity is fishing.

Sonia’s economic activities are selling nacatamales: very delicious, traditional tamales from Nicaragua made from pork and corn. She has 35 years’ experience in the business; she’s always been noted for being very hardworking and responsible. Her family obligation is a bit lighter now because her children all work but when she was younger she had to struggle mightily as a single mother to raise her children.

Her business is located at home and she sells from place to place too. Sonia del Socorro has had previous loans with the Fundación and has been responsible making her payments on time and as required. They have helped her to stay in business investing in working capital. She intends to use the financing to buy pigs and quintals of corn to make her nacatamales. Sonia is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide small merchants of limited resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have dignified ways to earn a living.
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Sonia del Socorro de 61 anos madre soltera con 6 hijos todos mayores de edad e independiente. Sonia es del municipio de Corinto, lugar que esta ubicado en la zona norte del país. Corinto se caracteriza por ser una pesquera, con sus puertos, donde su mayor actividad económica es la pesca. Sonia tiene por actividades económicas la venta de nacatamales, tamales comidas típicas muy sabrosas de nuestro país elaborado a base de la carne del cerdo y maíz. Ella tiene 35 anos de experiencia en el negocio, siempre se ha caracterizado por ser una mujer muy trabajadora, responsable. En la actualidad su carga familiar es menos pesada porque sus hijos ya trabajan. Pero cuando era mas joven tuvo que luchar duro como madre soltera para sacar a sus hijos adelante. El negocio lo tiene ubicado en su casa de habitación y de forma ambulante. Sonia del Socorro ya ha tenido crédito con fundación y ha demostrado su responsabilidad de pago en tiempo y forma, los cuales le han ayudado para sobrevivir en su negocio invirtiendo en capital de trabajo. Con el financiamiento pretendo invertir en la compra de cerdos y quintales de maíz para elaborar sus productos. Sonia agradece la ayuda de los inversionista kiva le brindan a los pequeños comerciantes de escasos recursos, y países pobre como es Nicaragua, para tener fuentes de trabajo digno.

Previous Loan Details

Sonia sells nacatamales (large Nicaraguan tamales) and tamales. She started more than 20 years ago, and it hasn’t been easy. This is not the first time she has received loans, which have been a great help to her business. She began with the help of her mother, who taught her this livelihood that ... More from Sonia Del Socorro's previous loan »

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).

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 23.8
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sonia Del Socorro to buy live pigs and a quintal of corn to make nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales].
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013