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Lucia Celia
Lucia’s from León, a place located in the western part of the country. She’s a single mother of adult children. She’s noted for being hardworking and responsible with a strong self-improvement drive. She’s struggled much in life in order to survive with her family. Sadly, due to the lack of economic resources she was unable to go to school and had to start working at a very young age to help with household expenses.

Thanks to her effort and drive to move forward, her present economic activity is selling second-hand clothes at home. She spends about 10 hours daily selling her merchandise so that in the not too distant future her income will increase. The loan’s objective is to buy a bundle of good-quality children’s clothes so that in the not too distant future she’ll be able to earn higher income.

Lucia is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide to people of low income in poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have ways to earn a living with dignity.
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La Sra. Lucia es originaria de León, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país, madres solteras con hijos mayores de edad. Se caracteriza por ser trabajadora, responsables, con ganas de superación personal. En la vida ha luchado mucho para sobrevivir con su familia. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económico no pudo cursar sus estudios, y se vio obligada a trabajar desde temprana edad. Para ayudar con los gastos del hogar.
Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante, en la actualidad tiene por actividad económica la venta de ropa de segunda mano, la cual la desempeña en sus casa de habitación y dedica a su actividad unas 10 horas diaria ofreciendo su mercadería, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. El objetivo del crédito es compra una paca de ropa de niño de buena calidad, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Lucia agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas Kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobres como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

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
  • $25,767,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 25.0
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Lucia Celia to buy second-hand clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014